For the first time since WWII, the Wimbledon Champsionships have been cancelled.
Wimbledon was scheduled to be played from June 29 to July 12, 2020, but
This official statement was posted on Wimbledon’s website: “It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.” You can read the full statement on Wimbledon’s website.
Next year’s Wimbledon is scheduled for June 28 to July 11, 2021.
Last year’s Wimbledon champion, Simona Halep tweeted about the cancellation.
So sad to hear @Wimbledon won’t take place this year. Last year’s final will forever be one of the happiest days of my life! But we are going through something bigger than tennis and Wimbledon will be back! And it means I have even longer to look forward to defending my title 🤗 pic.twitter.com/PmppwUuKtD— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) April 1, 2020
In conjunction with the cancellation of Wimbledon, the ATP and WTA jointly announced the continued suspension of the ATP and WTA tours.
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