July 24, 2020

Top tennis, athletics axed in China as coronavirus edict hits hard

Shanghai (AFP) – All top-level tennis and the Diamond League athletics were wiped off China’s 2020 sporting calendar on Friday, following a government edict aimed at controlling the coronavirus which could also spell doom for F1’s Chinese Grand Prix and the country’s biggest golf tournament. The WTA Finals in Shenzhen and the Shanghai Masters were prime among the tennis tournaments to fall as the sport, which is struggling to restart in the face of the pandemic, suffered another major blow.Shanghai’s Diamond League athletics and Masters snooker have also gone, promoters said, just over two wee…

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