WTA announce another spate of tournament cancellations due to ongoing coronavirus concerns

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The WTA has extended its coronavirus lock-down after it was confirmed a further three tournaments have been cancelled.

It means the 2020 season will not now resume until May 2 after tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague were called off.

“Due to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak, the WTA tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague will not be held as scheduled,” a WTA statement said.

“We regret this is the case for all of our loyal fans, players, sponsors and all those who support women’s professional tennis.

“At this point in time, the WTA Tour is now suspended until May 2.

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“We will make a decision in the week ahead regarding the remaining WTA European clay court events and will continue to monitor this situation closely and its impact on the 2020 WTA Tour season.”

Another WTA tournament, Strasbourg, scheduled to start on May 16, have said they will make a decision on whether it goes ahead in two weeks time.

The ATP is also on lock-down due to the coronavirus, will all tournaments cancelled ‘up to and inclusive of the week of April 20.’

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