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ATP and WTA extend tour suspensions into July due to coronavirus
WTA tournaments in Bastad, Lausanne, Bucharest and Jurmala will not be held, along with ATP tournaments in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbühel.
Published May 15, 2020
On Friday, the ATP and WTA tours announced that additional tournaments would be not be played this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
July tournaments in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbühel are cancelled on the ATP tour; tournaments in Bastad, Lausanne, Bucharest and Jurmala are cancelled on the WTA tour. The WTA's Palermo Ladies Open, scheduled to begin on July 20, has not suspended at this time, along with the 125K tournament in Karlsruhe.
“Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce our decision to extend the suspension of the Tour,” said Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman. “Just like tennis fans, players and tournament hosts all over the world, we share in the disappointment the Tour continues to be affected in this way. We continue to assess all of our options in an effort to resume the Tour as soon as it is safe to do so, including the feasibility of rescheduling events later in the season. As ever, the health and well-being of the tennis community and wider public remains our top priority in every decision we make.”
A further update on the ATP calendar is expected in mid-June, according to the tour. The USTA has said that it will likely have a decision on the fate of the US Open at the same time.
We will continue to update this developing story.