July 24, 2020

All WTA, ATP tennis in China cancelled over coronavirus

Shanghai (AFP) – All international tennis tournaments in China including the Shanghai Masters and WTA Finals were cancelled Friday because of the coronavirus, the ATP and WTA said.The major blow to attempts to restart tennis comes after China said it would not stage most international sports events for the rest of 2020 to keep the pandemic in check.”We are extremely disappointed that our world-class events in China will not take place this year,” Steve Simon, head of the Women’s Tennis Association, said in a statement.”We do however respect the decision that has been made (by Chinese authoriti…

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