The rapid spread of coronavirus has had a major impact on the tennis world, with a reason for the suspension and cancellation of the tennis tournaments. In the beginning, the affected part of the body finally overwhelmed the heart. On Wednesday, All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have announced that The Championships(Wimbledon) 2020 will be canceled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.
Ian Hewitt, AELTC Chairman, stated: “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and we have done so with the highest regard for public health and the wellbeing of all those who come together to make Wimbledon happen.
It has weighed heavily on our minds that the staging of The Championships has only been interrupted previously by World Wars but, following thorough and extensive consideration of all scenarios, we believe that it is a measure of this global crisis that it is ultimately the right decision to cancel this year’s Championships, and instead concentrate on how we can use the breadth of Wimbledon’s resources to help those in our local communities and beyond. “
Further Suspension of WTA Tours until July 13, 2020
WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon: “This was a decision that the WTA and our members did not take lightly, however, we remain vigilant in protecting the health and safety of our players, staff, and fans. While we share in the disappointment of the season’s further postponement, our priority remains to support each other during this unprecedented time and work together as a sport in preparation for our return to play.”
How do players react to Wimbledon 2020 Cancellation
Tennis players expressed their feelings about Wimbledon cancellation through social media pages. The defending Champion Simona Halep said “So sad to hear @Wimbledon won’t take place this year. we are going through something bigger than tennis and Wimbledon will be back!”