Reigning champion Barty said there were two reasons for her decision to skip the clay-court tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Paris from September 27 to October 11.
Kim said that his team had no injuries and had good preparation work during the over eight months' of training sessions.
The organizers designed a route with a 17km climb before the finish line, which seemed like it might bring about some interesting developments on the rugged, narrow mountain road.
"Right now I'm really focused on the US Open, and nothing else I can think about right now," said Williams, who has won six of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at the US Open.
Also on Sunday, Wales edged Bulgaria 1-0 to top the second-tier Group B4, while Ireland lost 1-0 at home to Finland.
BUDAPEST, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of 5,600 runners from some 600 countries took part in Sunday's Budapest Wizz Half Marathon, a fraction of the tens of thousand participants usually taking the scenic route.
Qingdao continue leading in the standings after nine games, with Ruichang ranking second by sweeping Shenzhen 5-0 on Sunday.
"I feel good that the running season is slowly coming back, as an athlete I was worried when the coronavirus pandemic stopped everything globally, I knew my ambitious season was done, I didn't see myself running this year. I'm glad normalization is slowly returning," she noted.
Teda that played in Beijing's neighboring city Tianjin, failed to snatch a win in the league after a 2-1 defeat against Chongqing Dangdai Lifan for its seventh consecutive loss.
Emre Can (Front, L) of Germany vies with Alcantara Thiago of Spain during a UEFA Nations League match between Germany and Spain in Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 3, 2020. (Xinhua)
This year, world number four Kenin counts herself among the top players, but the challenge won't get any easier as Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, one of the most in-form players of 2020, awaits in the next round.