(Reuters) – The WTA wiped out the Asian swing of tournaments from its calendar for a 2nd successive year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with only the WTA Finals yet to be cancelled.
The tournaments, which most incessantly kick off after conclusion of the U.S. Open in September, can no longer be held due to flow back and forth restrictions in China and Japan, the WTA talked about Thursday, including that it was as soon as working to relocate the events.
“We’re upset that our world-class events in China and Japan is no longer going to lift location this year,” WTA CEO Steve Simon talked about in a statement.
“We’re engaged on a parallel route to fabricate taking part in opportunities in totally different areas.”
Officers from the governing body of girls folk’s tennis talked about the WTA Finals due to be held in Shenzhen remained “under dialogue.”
The Indian Wells match will capture one of the crucial crucial calendar after being rescheduled from March to October 4-17, with match organisers asserting Thursday that “all fans, personnel, sponsors, media, and distributors” need to order proof of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to enter the grounds.
A brand modern WTA 250 match – the Chicago Women folk’s Open – was as soon as added to the calendar as effectively, kicking off on Aug. 23.
The ATP talked about on Thursday that the Shanghai Masters intended to stage a competitors later this year whereas the Japan Open Tennis Championships, the China Open and the Mountainous Prix Hassan II in Marrakech wouldn’t flow forward due to COVID-19 restrictions.
(Reporting by Amy Tennery, ediitng by Pritha Sarkar and Ken Ferris)