Carla Suarez Navarro, Jelena Ostapenko withdraw from US Open
Suarez Navarro had planned to retire this year but looks like her plans will have to wait until 2021 (Photo: Quality Sport Images)

Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and seven-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Carla Suarez Navarro have withdrawn from the US Open.

They will be replaced by Whitney Osuigwe and Kurumi Nara. Osuigwe was originally granted a wildcard into the main draw with that right being given to Katrina Scott.

Scott, 16, of Woodland Hills, Calif., led the U.S. to the 2019 Junior Fed Cup title alongside Robin Montgomery. At the 2019 US Open, Scott won a round in women's qualifying as a wild card and then reached the quarterfinals of the girls' singles draw. She's been ranked as high as No. 38 in the world among juniors.

Ostapenko during the 2020 Qatar Total Open (Photo: Quality Sport Images)
Ostapenko during the 2020 Qatar Total Open (Photo: Quality Sport Images)

A Change In Plans

Due to this pandemic, Suarez Navarro's plans of retirement have been put on hold. Last December, the Spaniard announced that 2020 was going to be her last season, but it looks like 2021 will be the final year of her storied career.

Last Time On The Courts

Both women played their last tournament in late February at the Qatar Total Open. Suarez Navarro exited in the round of 32 to Petra Kvitova after being a set up. Ostapenko also lost to Kvitova, but that took place in the round of 16.

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