UTR Pro Match Series canceled on the final day due to rain

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Can the 2020 tennis season get any worse? While the coronavirus pandemic put a months-long gap in the regular tennis schedule, the UTR Pro Match Series, a local effort to treat fans with some professional play via international broadcast, was canceled on the third and final day because of bad weather.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – MAY 24: UTR staff attempt to dry off the court during a rain delay at the UTR Pro Match Series Day 3 on May 24, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

American world No.19 Alison Riske had reached the final on Day 2 of the event and on Sunday the American was supposed to play the championship match against the winner of the encounter between Ajla Tomljanovic or Danielle Collins, which was scheduled to be finished before the final as thunderstorms forced it to be cancelled in the third set a day earlier. However, heavy rain and a flood warning on Sunday forced the organizers to cancel the remainder of the UTR Pro Match Series in West Palm Beach, Florida and the tournament finished without awarding a winner.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – MAY 24: Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia watches a video on her phone during a rain delay at the UTR Pro Match Series Day 3 on May 24, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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