The women’s world number one will not defend her crown at Roland Garros after she also opted to miss the US Open currently being played in New York without crowds.
The 24-year-old Australian said the main reasons for her decision where the health risks associated with COVID-19 and her interrupted preparation.
The Queenslander has been unable to work with her coach recently because of domestic state border closures in Australia.
Ash Barty (pictured after winning the 2019 French Open) will not defend grand slam crown
‘Last year´s French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly,’ Barty announced on Tuesday.
‘I wish the players and the French Federation all the best for a successful tournament.’
The delayed grand slam starts at Roland Garros on September 27.
Barty will turn her attention to on a long pre-season and southern hemisphere summer.
Australia closed its borders in March with international travel still heavily restricted after the federal government recently extended its overseas travel ban until at least December.
Ash Barty (pictured with partner Garry Kissick) also recently pulled out of the US Open
Australian Open organisers remain confident the season-opening grand slam will go ahead as scheduled in January.
‘I now look forward to a long preseason and the summer in Australia. It has been a challenging year for everyone and although I am disappointed on a tennis front, the health and well-being of my family and my team will always be my priority,’ Barty added.
Barty hasn’t played a competitive match since February, shortly after her shock semi-final loss to Sofia Kenin at the Australian Open in January.