WTA confirms plans for upcoming tournaments after Roland Garros delay

The ladies’s tennis tour had already launched the primary 27 weeks of its 2021 schedule, which has been rolled out in phases as a result of persevering with coronavirus pandemic.

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The WTA Tour has unveiled plans for 9 extra weeks of its 2021 schedule, with some adjustments made in gentle of the week’s delay earlier than the beginning of Roland Garros.

The ladies’s tennis tour had beforehand launched the primary 27 weeks of its 2021 schedule, which has been rolled out in phases attributable to continued coronavirus pandemic.

The match set to kick off in Anning, China on Could 17 will now be held in Belgrade this yr.

The Strasbourg match, initially scheduled for Could 17, will now transfer to the week of Could 24 – the week earlier than the match begins at Roland Garros on Could 30.

Two scheduled turf tournaments, in Cologne and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, have been canceled this yr, and discussions proceed on a possible new date for a tune-up from the Wimbledon pitch to Nottingham.

There are 4 extra Wimbledon warm-ups out there, with two new occasions in Berlin and Unhealthy Homburg with Eastbourne and Birmingham.

After the championships, which is able to happen from June 28 to July 11, the match which was to start out on July 12 in Bucharest will transfer to Budapest.

The hard-court match initially scheduled for Washington in July will transfer to Poland, the place the clay-court occasion might provide 2020 Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek an opportunity to play in her homeland for the primary time since 2016.

“We’re delighted to announce the subsequent spherical of occasions on the 2021 Tour calendar, as this season has already confirmed to be an distinctive one with the extent of tennis we’ve witnessed to date,” stated Steve Simon, Director normal of the WTA.

“We notably admire the dedication that every one tournaments and gamers have put ahead with a purpose to function safely and effectively throughout these troublesome instances.”

In preparation for the US Open, the Western & Southern Open is returning to its normal residence in Cincinnati after being held at Flushing Meadows final yr.

An inaugural occasion in Cleveland, Ohio was additionally added forward of the beginning of the US Open on August 30.

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