WTA provides Linz occasion for November; ATP Paris Masters nonetheless scheduled

WTA adds Linz event for November; ATP Paris Masters still scheduled

There are actually two WTA occasions scheduled to be performed following Roland Garros, with subsequent month’s event in Linz becoming a member of the beforehand introduced event in Ostrava.

Initially scheduled for this week, the longstanding Austrian occasion will as a substitute be performed in 4 weeks beginning November 7. Final yr as a fortunate loser, Coco Gauff defeated Jelena Ostapenko within the closing to seize her first WTA singles title.

“Of course we’ll meet all the necessities of the WTA, which has a stringent security protocol,” stated event director Sandra Reichel, who was additionally in command of the ATP occasion in Hamburg, which was staged earlier than the clay-court main. “The well being of the gamers and coaches is as necessary to us, as that of our workers, companions and sponsors, and followers.”

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The event plans to have 1,000 followers a day within the stands, whereas the participant subject has not but been introduced. There are presently no extra WTA occasions scheduled for the remainder of the season outdoors of the new Premier-level event in Ostrava starting on October 19.

The WTA schedule has been decimated by the cancellation of all occasions in China for the remainder of the season as a result of coronavirus pandemic, together with the WTA Finals Shenzhen. The WTA just isn’t contemplating rescheduling its season-ending championships elsewhere, its spokesperson lately advised the Instances of London.

There are nonetheless 10 scheduled ATP occasions. These embrace new occasions like back-to-back tournaments beginning this week in Cologne, together with frequently scheduled occasions in St. Petersburg, Antwerp, Vienna, Paris, and the ATP Finals. The Paris Masters remains to be scheduled to be performed in three weeks, the French tennis federation (FFT) has confirmed.

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Performed indoors in Bercy, organizers plan to permit 1,000 followers every day, the utmost allowed for public gatherings underneath present authorities restrictions. Roland Garros needed to cut back its fan capability from 20,000 to 11,500 to five,000 and finally all the way down to 1,000 to remain consistent with growing restrictions in France. The nation remains to be experiencing rising instances of coronavirus, having simply reached a excessive of greater than 26,000 new instances. Tighter restrictions have been imposed every week in the past, and might be reconsidered subsequent week.

Plans for ticket gross sales can be introduced within the subsequent few days. Novak Djokovic is the defending champion. The world No. 1 will reportedly compete in two weeks on the ATP 500 event in Vienna.

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