Coronavirus continues to disrupt tennis season, four more tournaments canceled in July


The WTA season will definitely not resume on July 13th, as four more tournaments scheduled for July have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreakNordea Open in Bastad, Sweden, BRD Bucharest Open in Romania, Ladies Open Lausanne in Switzerland, and the Baltic Open in Jurmala, Latvia.

The WTA said in a statement:

We regret this is the case but will continue to be guided by medical experts for when it is safe and possible to return to WTA competition. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are hopeful to be back on the court as soon as possible.

The 30^ Palermo Ladies Open in Italy and the Liqui Moly Open Karlsruhe in Germany, originally scheduled to take place in the second half of July, may be played, but the decision about the possible dates will be made in June.

Every few weeks the WTA is further extending the length of the suspension, but the entire tennis community knows that there is little chance for tennis in the 2020 season. August’s Rogers Cup will not be played for sure, and while the US Open and French Open still have high hopes of proceeding in one way or the other, even the 2021 Australian Open is voicing concerns as to whether the Grand Slam in Melbourne could go on as usual.



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