The WTA follows the path of the ATP and announces that it suspends the circuit until the start of the European tour on clay, which coincides with the Mutua Madrid Open. So far he has canceled eight tournaments
Unlike the ATP, which seeing the panorama announced last day a drastic interruption of the men’s circuit for six weeks , the WTA temporized and advanced progressive cancellations until this Monday definitively stopped the activity and set a specific date to a stop that Depending on the events, it will run until at least May 2. The body that governs the women’s tour indicated in a statement that it suspends the tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, so its players would not compete on the tracks again until the next edition of the Mutua Madrid Open, on May 3, in the Best of cases.
In any case, the WTA ensures that everything remains pending on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic. “Next week we will make a decision regarding the remaining events of the European clay court tour, and we will continue to monitor this situation closely and its impact on the season,” the organization added in the statement issued on Monday. In this way, there are already eight tournaments that are canceled in the women’s calendar: Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Bogotá, Guadalajara, Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague. Meanwhile, the tennis players follow the sanitary recommendations and are updated through the Board of Players.
Given this situation, Garbiñe Muguruza tries to maintain the physical tone at her home in Geneva, installed in 16th place on the world list, and Carla Suárez does the same in Barcelona, taking into account that this is the last season in which the Canary. From the United States, the young Cori Gauff, who turned 16 last Friday and has climbed to 52nd place in the ranking despite her youth, has started a campaign with UNICEF to raise funds and help those affected by the pandemic of the Covid-19.
Similarly, the Chinese Qiang Wang, who got off at Serena Williams in the last edition of the Australian Open , will donate 94,000 yen (about 12,000 euros) to Wuhan hospitals, the first focus of the spread of the coronavirus.