Following the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Women’s Tennis Association(WTA) has published an updated 2020 provisional calendar for the remaining season for this year. It also included several China tennis tournaments, especially WTA Finals Shenzhen. The lasted news source says China Cancels all international sports events for the year.
The tennis tours suspended due to coronavirus outbreak from mid-march. In between the break, several tournaments canceled, and some of them postponed all around the world. Moreover, The WTA has scheduled the China tennis tours in October and November.
“The order from the General Administration of sports affects at least six WTA tennis events, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen in November. China also has for ATP tournaments lined up.” Quoted in the Associated Press(Beijing).
Women’s Tennis Association(WTA) Finals 2020 In Shenzhen
WTA Finals is known as WTA Tours Championships. In 2018, WTA announced that the WTA Finals will be held in Shenzhen for ten consecutive years (2019-2028).
It is one of the highest levels of individual sports in the world. The top eight singles players and doubles teams with the highest points in the WTA ranking table will qualify for this event. The fifth prestigious event after the four Grand Slam has the prize money of US$14 million.
WTA officials have scheduled to take place from November 8 to November 15 at the Shenzhen, China. The players and WTA might affect by this cancelation in the future.
In 2019 Shenzhen Finals, Ashleigh Barty of Australia claimed the championship in the singles event. Moreover, Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of French pair won the championship in the doubles event.
Notably, Former World Number one Martina Navratilova won the championships trophy eight and thirteen times in the singles and doubles events.