While the COVID-19 pandemic clicked the pause button on the tennis season, the global sport is slowly reviving on a local level, as countries are organizing small events featuring players from their territory. Last week, Aryna Sabalenka won the Belarus Insurance Cup, from May 22nd to May 24th the West Palm Beach area will host the UTR Pro Match Series presented by Tennis Channel, Germany will have the DTB Invitational Series in June, while the latest news is that the Czech Republic will organize a charity competition next month, with impressive field featuring three Top 20 singles players and three Top 10 doubles players.
The series will consist of four tournaments, the first one set to take place from June 13th to June 15th in Prague. Players will be divided into two teams. The team led by third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will include her twin sister Kristyna Pliskova, 2019 Roland Garros runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincova and Nikola Bartunkova. The other team will be headlined by two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who will be joined by Barbora Strycova, Katerina Siniakova, Barbora Krejcikova, Linda Fruhvirtova and Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova.
Just like at other tournaments held during the coronavirus outbreak, there will be no spectators and all safety precautions will be applied. The matches will be broadcast on television. (source: ESPN)