The Wimbledon tennis tournament, scheduled for June 29 to July 12, was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic, organizers announced in a statement.
At the same time, the ATP and the WTA announced the extension of the suspension of the men’s and women’s professional tennis circuits until July 13, and therefore the entire season in grass-court tournaments.
“It is with great regret that the board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the organizing committee of the Championships decided today that The Championships 2020 (official name of the Wimbledon tournament) be canceled due to public health problems caused by the coronavirus,” they noted the organizers in a statement.
“The 134th edition of the tournament will be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021,” they specified.
All England Club President Ian Hewitt stressed that the decision was not taken lightly: “We were aware that the organization of The Championships had only been interrupted previously by the world wars, but after a thorough study of all the scenarios, we considered that given the context of the global crisis, the decision to cancel The Championships this year is the correct one ”. afp