Wimbledon will not be held this year, the organization decided on Wednesday. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is impossible to continue the Grand Slam tournament in London on the scheduled date.
Wimbledon would be held from June 29 to July 12. The All England Lawn Tennis Club announced an emergency meeting last week due to the corona crisis, then ruled out that Wimbledon would be played behind closed doors.
It is the second Grand Slam tournament to be canceled this year. Previously, Roland Garros, which was scheduled to start in May, was moved to September / October. For the time being, the US Open will simply start on August 24.
Due to the cancellation of Wimbledon, there is a good chance that more grass tournaments will not take place. The Libéma Open is on the program from 6 to 14 June in Rosmalen. The ATP and the WTA decided two weeks ago to cancel the entire clay season.
It is with great regret that the AELTC has today decided that The Championships 2020 will be canceled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. The 134th Championships will instead be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021. https: // t. co / c0QV2ymGAtAvatar