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The Association of tennis professionals (ATP) and Women tennis Association (WTA) has published the calendar of events for the remainder of the current season, suspended due to a pandemic coronavirus up to 31 July. Photo: iStock
The women’s tour will resume on August 3 in the Italian Palermo. Later in new York will host “masters”, moved from Cincinnati (August 21), and the U.S. Open (August 31). The torch will be in Istanbul (September 7), Madrid (14 September), Rome and Strasbourg (both 21). Men will start on August 14 in Washington, then moved to new York and so on.
Note that the tournament, scheduled for 19 – 25 October, will be replaced by date. At least the line WTA. Tennis players should play from 2 to 8 November.
Of the stress that this calendar is tentative. Possible changes in the schedule will depend on the recommendations of medical experts, the position of the government on sporting activities and easing restrictions on movement through the world.
Another key point – the presence of the audience. While the tournaments will be played in an empty stadium or a very limited number of fans.
A separate statement on this subject was made by the head of the French tennis Federation (FFT), Bernard Giudicelli. Recall that in Paris to be held two major events. This is the Open championship of France, which originally was to be held from 18 may to 7 June, but because of the pandemic, was postponed for the period 27 September to 11 October, and the prestigious tournament of a series “masters” which will be held as scheduled (from October 31 to November 8).
Absolutely, “Roland Garros” will be held with the audience – the words of Giudicelli leads the Agency Reuters. – Final decisions about the number of fans in the stands still not accepted, it will be coordinated with state authorities.
The President of the FFT also announced that tickets for the “Grand slam” will soon go on sale. This will happen around the end of June – beginning of July. Well, this weekend tennis fans waiting for the second stage of the Adria exhibition Tour organized by the first racket of the world Serb Novak Djokovic. The players will gather in Zadar (Croatia).