Below is an updated 2020 provisional Tour calendar. The WTA remains committed to moving forward with the return to play plan which provides for operating as many tournaments and providing as many playing opportunities as possible this season. The following is the news release distributed to media from the tour: Due to the recent decision by China’s General Administration of Sport that China will not host any international sporting events in 2020 […] Awans do niego uzyskuje 8 czołowych tenisistek i par deblowych w danym roku. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. SHANGHAI, July 24 — All international tennis tournaments in China this year, including the Shanghai Masters and WTA Finals, were cancelled today because of the coronavirus, the ATP and WTA said. Shanghai is also scheduled to host an array of sporting events this year, including a round of the Formula One world championship and golf’s WGC-HSBC Champions and Buick LPGA. Tennis News Today: WTA Rogers Cup 2020 Cancelled Sunday, 12 April 2020, 4:35 am Staff Writer Tennis News , WTA Tennis 0 With the Quebec government cancelling all sports events till the end of August, another WTA tournament has fallen a casualty to the coronavirus outbreak. Cancelled; Petra Martic (2) Alison van Uytvanck. The Tour is looking at implementing some final adjustments to the provisional calendar based upon the decisions set forth in China. ... Sun Jan 5, 2020. The 2020 edition was to begin in the last week of October in Shenzhen, China but was cancelled because of the pandemic. The ATP and WTA Tours have both cancelled their Asian Swing for 2020. The 2020 season was not the best for players or fans. The 2020 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2020 tennis season. The WTA Finals was cancelled in 2020 due to the global health crisis – the first year since the tournament’s inception in 1972 that it has not been held. The ATP and WTA have today announced the cancellation of the 2020 VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow, due to issues relating to COVID-19.. Cancellation of The Championships 2020. 2. "Unfortunately, this decision also includes the cancellation of the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen and as result, the corresponding Porsche Race to Shenzhen. ... (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. Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association have confirmed the cancellation of their 2020 events in China, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. Due to the recent decision by China’s General Administration of Sport that China will not host any international sporting events in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all WTA tournaments that were scheduled in China on WTA’s provisional calendar will not be held. The Championships 2020 has been cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Nov 8 - Nov 15, 2020 Follow the Tournament On Social Facebook label.social.instagram Twitter. WTA Tournaments in China Cancelled for 2020 (July 23, 2020) The WTA Tour announced the cancellation of events in China. The General Administration of Sport, China’s highest sporting body, announced two weeks ago that only trial events for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics would be held in 2020. “We’ll look forward to 2021 and be back,” Simon told Reuters this week when asked about the prospect of the Finals being cancelled. Cancellation of the ATP 250 event, scheduled to run from 19-25 October, and WTA Premier event, from 26 October-1 November, follows a recent increase in the COVID-19 infection rate in Moscow. “We have other contingency plans in place for events ... to hopefully replace some of that business but we’ll see where those discussions continue.”. The 2020 WTA Tour calendar originally comprised the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), the WTA International tournaments, … By Tennis.com July 23, 2020 The Original 9, as they would come to ATP and WTA cancel all remaining tournaments in China in 2020. The Tour resumes on Aug. 3 … As a result of no longer being permitted to stage the WTA Finals Shenzhen, WTA leadership also made the decision to call off its race to the prestigious year-end event. Even though the latest 2020 provisional tour calendar lists Chinese tournaments to be played in October and November, the word is out that all those events will be canceled due to the recent decision by China’s General Administration of Sport that the country will not host any international sporting events this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The WTA had seven tournaments in China in its provisional calendar for the remainder of 2020, including the season-ending WTA Finals. With this, the ATP and WTA have also announced the tennis season has been suspended till at least July 13. The ATP and WTA have today announced the cancellation of the 2020 VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow, due to issues relating to COVID-19.. The ATP and WTA had held out hope of getting exemptions for their events as they tried to play as many tournaments as possible in an already heavily disrupted season but released statements conceding defeat within minutes of each other. The 2020 WTA Tour calendar originally comprised the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), the WTA International tournaments, … 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. The much-anticipated WTA Tour Finals, scheduled to held in Shenzhen, is also cancelled. Seven tournaments on the WTA tour were still due to be played in China, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. ATP have cancelled the Shanghai Masters, Asia's only Masters 1000 tournament Due to the recent decision by China’s General Administration of Sport, all seven WTA tournaments that were scheduled in China on WTA’s 2020 provisional calendar will not be held. Read more: WTA announces revised WTA ranking system. 4 WTA Story 1970 Women’s professional tennis is revolutionized on September 23 when nine players sign $1 contracts with World Tennis publisher Gladys Heldman to compete at the $7,500 Virginia Slims Invitational in Houston. Rankings, live scores and more! The $14 million WTA Finals, contested by the top eight singles players and eight doubles teams in the world, moved to Shenzhen last year after being held in Singapore since 2014. The WTA Finals in Shenzhen and the Shanghai Masters were among the tennis tournaments to be called off. Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen SHENZHEN, CHINA. Every week, receive player features, tournament news, and WTA Insider Content with the WTA First Serve Newsletter. The ATP and WTA Tour events scheduled in China for 2020 have been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. This includes the seven WTA events on the 2020 provisional calendar of: - Week of Oct. 12 – China Open (Beijing)- Week of Oct. 19 – Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open- Week of Oct. 19 – Jiangxi Open (Nanchang)- Week of Oct. 26 – Zhengzhou Open- Week of Nov. 9 – Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen- Week of Nov. 16 – Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai- Week of Nov. 23 – Guangzhou Open, "We are extremely disappointed that our world-class events in China will not take place this year," stated Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO. Altogether four ATP tournaments and seven WTA tournaments were scraped for the remaining 2020 season, including those which have become tennis flagship events over the years in the country such as the Rolex Shanghai Masters, the China Open in Beijing, as well as the WTA Finals … Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. WTA Tour Finals among 11 events cancelled By: Darren Walton Time published 2020-07-24 at 12:01 PM (GMT +10:00) The season-ending WTA Finals, which Australian superstar Ashleigh Barty won last year, is one of 11 tennis tournaments in China cancelled for 2020. The season-ending championship returns to Shenzhen in 2021 from 31 October-7 November, with the top eight players on the Race to Shenzhen qualifying to form the elite field. ... Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen The WTA had seven tournaments in China in its provisional calendar for the remainder of 2020, including the season-ending WTA Finals. Semifinals Fri Jan 10, 2020. 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We do however respect the decision that has been made and are eager to return to China as soon as possible next season. “We'll look forward to 2021 and be back,” Simon told Reuters this week when asked about the prospect of the Finals being cancelled. We would like to recognise the efforts of the tournament organisers who have gone to great lengths in exploring all options to run this year’s tournament, despite the many challenges presented by COVID-19. Tournament owners Flash Entertainment announced on Wednesday that they will not host the 2020 edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi after consultation with stakeholders and tennis governing bodies. Will be used in accordance to our Privacy Policy. Click here to find out more info. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. The women's tennis tour has played just two events since the rescheduled Roland Garros, in Linz and Ostrava. S'havia de disputar sobre pista dura entre l'1 i el 8 de novembre de 2020 al Shenzhen Bay Sports Center de Shenzhen (). … Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Tennis News Today: WTA Rogers Cup 2020 Cancelled Sunday, 12 April 2020, 4:35 am Staff Writer Tennis News , WTA Tennis 0 With the Quebec government cancelling all sports events till the end of August, another WTA tournament has fallen a casualty to the coronavirus outbreak. The ATP and WTA regret to confirm the cancellation of the 2020 Mutua Madrid Open, a decision that has been taken in line with local authorities due to health and safety concerns. Read our full mailing list consent terms here, “We respect the Chinese government’s decision to do what’s best for the country in response to the unprecedented global situation.”. SHENZEN, July 24 ― The two main tennis tours today cancelled all of their remaining tournaments in China for this year, including the flagship WTA Finals, in the wake of the country's ban on international sporting events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The next Grand Slam tournament as of now is the U.S. Open, which is supposed to start in New York on Aug. 31. The Tour resumes on Aug. 3 … Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The news also means that ATP events in Chengdu, Zhuhai, Beijing and the Masters 1000 event in Shanghai will also be cancelled. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. The WTA had seven tournaments in China in its provisional calendar for the remainder of 2020, including the season-ending WTA Finals. WTA Finals – tenisowy turniej kobiet rozgrywany corocznie na zakończenie sezonu. STILL IMAGE FROM WTA'S TWITTER PAGE, SAYING: "All seven WTA tournaments that were scheduled in China on WTA's 2020 provisional calendar will not be held" … All WTA Tour events in China cancelled for 2020 including Finals due to coronavirus. Coronavirus: WTA confirm second cancellation as F1 boss sends clear Australian GP message The deadly Coronavirus is having a major impact on sporting events as UEFA also move to ease Euro 2020 … Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. The WTA had seven tournaments in China in its provisional calendar for the remainder of 2020, including the season-ending WTA Finals. The official website of the Women's Tennis Association. The WTA lost more than half its events in 2020 after a five-month shutdown of the tour in March. November scheduled WTA Finals in Shenzhen has been cancelled The General Administration of Sport, China’s highest sporting body, announced two weeks ago that only trial events for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics would be held in 2020. The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021. The WTA Finals schedule for the 2021 edition will be released once the calendar is revealed. 15. The ATP and WTA Tours have both cancelled their Asian Swing for 2020. To find out more about our use of cookies and how you can disable them, please see our Privacy Policy. The WTA continues to monitor the situation closely and work with medical experts, as protecting the health and safety of our WTA community is of utmost importance. The player list for the 2021 WTA Finals will be revealed towards the end of the season. The WTA had reportedly been scouting alternative venues as a possible stand-in for the WTA Finals but the announcement said the event would not be held in 2020. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. - Week of Oct. 19 – Jiangxi Open (Nanchang), - Week of Nov. 9 – Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, - Week of Nov. 16 – Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. ATP have cancelled the Shanghai Masters, Asia's only Masters 1000 tournament The much-anticipated WTA Tour Finals, scheduled to held in Shenzhen, is also cancelled. With all ATP and WTA tournaments cancelled between March and July, there were not many opportunities for classic finals. The WTA still intends to return to action in Palermo, Italy, on Aug. 3. Seven events on the WTA Tour have been cancelled, including November’s WTA Finals in Shenzhen. Cancelled. — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) April 1, 2020. (Reuters) – The two main tennis tours on Friday, July 24, 2020, cancelled all of their remaining tournaments in China for this year, including the flagship Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals, in the wake of the country’s ban on international sporting events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The official website of the Women's Tennis Association. The WTA had reportedly been scouting alternative venues as a possible stand-in for the WTA Finals but the announcement said the event would not be held in 2020. All its tournaments in the Asian swing were cancelled, resulting in a significant loss of revenue. Washington: Eleven men’s and women’s tennis tournaments planned for China in October and November — including the WTA Finals — were cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic. ATP and WTA cancel all remaining tournaments in China in 2020. Since the 2019 season, Barty has appeared in seven finals, winning two of her biggest titles at 2019 Roland Garros and the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen. Shanghai's Diamond League athletics and Masters snooker have also gone, promoters said. Eleven more tournaments across the ATP and WTA Tours have been cancelled after China announced it would hold no sporting events for the rest of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. STARNBERG/ABU DHABI, December 16, 2020. The WTA Finals in Shenzhen was initially due to bring the curtain down on this season, but the season-ending tournament and several other events were cancelled due to the coronavirus. The sport is set to resume in August following a five-month enforced break because of Covid-19 and both the ATP and WTA were due to have swings in China. Alize Cornet: WTA "in survival mode" with China tournaments canceled. The Tour continues to remain vigilant in managing this challenging situation and playing as much tennis as it is safe to do so. The Badminton World Federation has scheduled the China Open in Changzhou from Sept. 15-20 and a tournament in Fuzhou from Nov. 3-8. Cancellation of the ATP 250 event, scheduled to run from 19-25 October, and WTA Premier event, from 26 October-1 November, follows a recent increase in the COVID-19 infection rate in Moscow. The ATP have cancelled the Shanghai Masters, Asia’s only ATP Masters 1000 tournament, the China Open in Beijing, an ATP 500 event, as well as the Chengdu Open and Zhuhai Championships, ATP 250 events. Nov. ... Sunday 15th November Nitto ATP World Tour Finals, Group London 2020. This week, though, the ATP canceled its tournament that was slated for Washington, with qualifying to begin on Aug. 13. The season-ending WTA Finals, which Australian superstar Ashleigh Barty won last year, is one of 11 tennis tournaments in China cancelled for 2020. It would have been the 50th edition of the singles event and the 45th edition of the doubles competition, contested by eight singles players and eight doubles teams. The Tour resumes on Aug. 3 after five months with the Palermo Open in Sicily. SHOWS: INTERNET (JULY 24, 2020) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 1. The Tour resumes on Aug. 3 … Apr 01 2020. The 2020 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2020 tennis season. “We are extremely disappointed that our world-class events in China will not take place this year,” WTA Chief Executive Steve Simon said in a statement.