Mid-July’s Berlin exhibition to allow up to 800 tennis fans in the stands

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Organizers of the mid-July’s Bett1 Aces exhibition in Berlin have decided to allow up to 800 spectators per day, with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place.

The Steffi Graf Stadium was the host of the claycourt German Open from 1979 to 2008.

The unique event will be played at two venues and on two surfaces: up to 800 people will be able to attend the July 13th-15th outdoor competition on grass in the Steffi Graf Stadium, while the hardcourt event held inside the Tempelhof Airport hangar from July 17th to 19th will have up to 200 spectators.

The women’s field consists of six players. World No.5 Elina Svitolina, No.7 Kiki Bertens, No.38 Julia Goerges and No.87 Andrea Petkovic were confirmed back in May and were later joined by 12th-ranked Petra Kvitova and 46th-ranked Caroline Garcia.

The Bett1 Aces will be the first sporting event in Germany to have spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic.


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