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WTA suspends tour until 2 May amid coronavirus outbreak | Sport


The WTA has announced the suspension of its tour until 2 May, with the clay events in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague postponed.

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

“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 2 May.

“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.”

The next grand slam tournament is the French Open set for 24 May-7 June, followed by Wimbledon 29 June-12 July.

Last week the ATP Tour announced tournaments on the men’s tour would be cancelled until at least 27 April.

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