Followed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the whole tennis tours suspended from mid-march. Over four months hiatus, tennis tournaments to return in August with several changes. However, tours will initially play in behind closed doors.
Men’s and Women’s tennis governing body officials have issued a “provisional” tennis tour calendar for resuming the game from march onwards.
The Association for Tennis Professional (ATP) has announced that from August 14 tournaments will resume. In collaboration with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), International Tennis Federation (ITF), United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the French Tennis Federation (FFT).
The WTA announced the Palermo Ladies Open has the first women’s tournaments in the resumption of tours. It will begin on the 3rd of August in Italy.
In addition to this, As per the USTA plan that this year Cincinnati Open will not be held in Cincinnati. At the same time as a Buildup tournament will play in New York where US Open will take place.
“The Vital Energy Of Spectators In Stadiums Will Be Greatly Missed”- WTA Tennis CEO
WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon said that upcoming tours have played under medical experts’ guidelines. And, We Will try to broadcast the matches in new ways.
“Having assessed the global outlook for travel in the latter half of the year, working with our medical experts on providing the safest environment possible, and working through the diverse operational challenges for running events safely in the context of COVID-19, the WTA is pleased to release a calendar for the remainder of the 2020 season,” he said.
“For now, the vital energy of spectators in stadiums will be greatly missed, but our broadcast and social media partners are exploring new ways to engage with our fantastic fans. It is our sincere hope and desire that we will be able to return to play this summer.”