ATP and WTA Tours extend suspension until July 31

There will be no professional tennis until the end of July after the ATP and
WTA Tours extended their suspension until July 31 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The men’s and women’s tours were due to resume on July 13 following a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that has now been extended until the end of the month.

It sees ATP Tour events in Hamburg, Bastad, Newport, Los Cabos, Gstaad, Umag, Atlanta and Kitzbühel all cancelled while Lausanne, Bucharest, and Jurmala will not host tournaments on the WTA Tour.

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“Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce our decision to extend the suspension of the Tour,” said ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi on the governing body’s website.

“Just like tennis fans, players and tournament hosts all over the world, we share in the disappointment the Tour continues to be affected in this way.”

A WTA spokesperson added: “We regret this is the case but will continue to be guided by medical experts for when it is safe and possible to return to WTA competition. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are hopeful to be back on the court as soon as possible.

“A decision regarding the dates in which Karlsruhe and Palermo may be played along with further updates to the WTA calendar will be made in June.”

The US Open is scheduled for the end of August, with the French Open due in late September.

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