Your 2020 WTA Tour revised calendar: Tennis to restart on August 3 in Palermo with 20 events pencilled in
Tennis is set to resume on August 3 after the WTA Tour released its updated 2020 provisional calendar with the Palermo Ladies Open, which is “subject to appropriate governmental and health-related approvals”, getting things underway.
Having been on a hiatus for the past three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sport will get going again at the beginning of August on the clay in Palmero, Italy.
That will be followed by a yet to be determined event on August 10 before the WTA Premier 5 Cincinnati Masters, which moved from Ohio to New York, starts on August 21.
Flushing Meadows will host back-to-back tournaments as the US Open will run from August 31 until September 13 after which the Tour moves to Europe.
The İstanbul Open in Turkey will get the clay-court season underway and that will be followed by the Madrid Open and Italian Open before the red dirt season draws to a conclusion with the French Open starting at Roland Garros on September 28.
The China Open and Wuhan Open have been pencilled in for October and the season-ending WTA Finals are set to take place from November 9-15 in Shenzhen.
“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,” WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon 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.”
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