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ATP and WTA suspend the tennis season until June 7

“The professional tennis season is now suspended through 7 June 2020, including the ATP Challenger Tour and ITF World Tennis Tour. At this time, tournaments taking place from 8 June 2020 onwards are still planning to go ahead as per the published schedule,” the ATP and WTA said in a …

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US Open could be postponed by coronavirus

But the American federation said it wouldn’t determine any new date for its flagship Grand Slam without consulting the other major championship organizers, the International Tennis Federation and the ATP and WTA tours. “We recognize that such a decision should not be made unilaterally,” the USTA said in a statement …

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Wimbledon still planning for play despite virus mayhem

Wimbledon is scheduled to run from June 29 to July 12, but All England Club chiefs are aware the sporting schedule has been decimated by the deadly pandemic. French Open bosses on Tuesday revealed the clay-court event will move from its scheduled spring slot to September. The year’s second Grand …

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French Open tennis tournament postponed

The Grand Slam event was to have taken place from May 24 to June 7, but organizers said: “The current confinement measures have made it impossible for us to continue with our preparations and, as a result, we are unable to hold the tournament on the dates originally planned. “ …

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Coronavirus: WTA Tour suspended until May 2

The WTA tour has been suspended until May 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Forthcoming tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague will not take place as planned. The latest cancellations follow those of the Indian Wells Open, Charleston Open and Miami Open in the United States, along with events in …

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ATP-WTA Miami Open called off by local officials

The hardcourt tennis tournament, one of the world’s top events outside of the Grand Slams, was scheduled to begin with qualifying on March 23 and run through April 5. The ATP and WTA earlier wiped out the combined event at Indian Wells, California, which was to have started main-draw play …

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ATP suspends men’s tour for six weeks over coronavirus

The ATP announced Thursday it was suspending the men’s tennis tour for six weeks “due to escalating health and safety issues” arising from the coronavirus pandemic. “This is not a decision that was taken lightly,” said ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi. “However we believe this is the responsible action needed at …

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Miami Open to go ahead after Indian Wells axed

A brief statement released by the Miami Open organisers on Twitter said preparations for the March 23-April 5 event were “moving forward as scheduled.” “Safety remains a top priority, and we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely with local, state and federal officials and health organisations in the lead up …

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