Three days ago the Miami Open stated that the tournament was moving forward as scheduled, but now tournament officials are announcing that the event will not take place this year because of coronavirus.
When this fortnight’s BNP Paribas Open was canceled, there were some talks about rescheduling the tournament, but it seems clear now that it will be impossible to do that. In today’s statement, the Miami Open clearly says that they are looking forward to welcoming tennis fans back in 2021. Ouch.
Do you guys have any info as to what will happen with the ranking points? How will the WTA handle that?
Here’s the official statement of the Miami Open:
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has declared a state of emergency in Miami-Dade County and made the decision to suspend operations of the Miami Open due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Therefore, the 2020 Miami Open will not take place. We understand and support the Mayor’s decision as the health and safety of the community and everyone involved with the event remains our top priority. Our team will be in touch in the coming days with ticket holders regarding refunds. We thank our fans, players, staff and partners for their support, and look forward to welcoming everyone back to Hard Rock Stadium for next year’s Miami Open, March 24 – April 6, 2021.
UPDATE: A few hours later, the Volvo Car Open in Charleston has been canceled as well!