Barty told the AAP on Thursday that she will leave her decision till the last minute to play in the US Open because of her concerns with the coronavirus continuing to worsen in the US.
“My team and I probably won't make a decision on the US events until much closer to the time,” she said.
“There are still a lot of questions we need answered before making our decision.
“As I've said, my health and the health of my team is the priority for me.”
Barty is not the only WTA player to voice her concerns about participating at the August Grand Slam, as world number two Romanian Simona Halep said that at the present she is not planning on playing at the US Open or Citi Open in Washington D.C.
With the top two WTA players still not confirmed if they are playing at Flushing Meadows, could we see the grand slam cancelled for the first time ever since it began in 1887 at the last minute or will we see it continue?
If the US Open continues to in fact go ahead, there will be tough measures in place including no fans, social distancing protocols and strict testing procedures.
These measures - and the huge broadcasting financial arrangements - may see Barty, Halep and co lose significant ranking points if they refuse to participate.
But in truth, there are numerous concerns surrounding the US Open, in regards to housing and restricting player movements throughout the US Open.
It is hoped that the players are responsible in limiting their own movement, so they do not contract coronavirus.
Players will be housed in residential areas in Manhattan and locations that are not as crowded for player safety.
In player houses, they will be allowed to have an extra three guests in the two rooms. The hotel that the players will be staying in will be TWA at JFK Airport that has 512 rooms.
Yes, there are strict procedures in place, but ultimately it is up to the individual players in both the WTA and ATP, on whether or not they will boycott the US Open.
When the players arrive at the US Open they will all be coronavirus tested and each player will be tested each week.
Unfortunately, to allow the US Open to be managed well and be as safe as possible, the qualifiers, mixed doubles, juniors and wheelchair competitions will be cancelled with only the men’s, women's and doubles to proceed.
You have your say, do you think the US Open will be cancelled or continue as planned?