French Open put back a week, proposed WTA and ATP resumption dates revealed
The French Open has been postponed for a week, while the WTA and ATP tours are scheduled to resume in August in Palermo and Washington, respectively.
The organizers of the US Open confirmed on Tuesday that the Grand Slam will start behind closed doors on August 31, as planned.
September 20 was supposed to be the revised date for the start of the French Open, but the Paris major went into operation seven days later when the WTA and ATP announced their revised calendars on Wednesday.
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The tournament could not take place in May and June due to the coronavirus pandemic that brought sports to a standstill around the world in March.
Five months after the break in the season, it is hoped that the WTA Tour will return at the Palermo Ladies Open on August 3rd.
Events only take place when medical experts, together with the governments, give the green light and travel restrictions are relaxed.
The new WTA program included 20 tournaments, including the Western and Southern Open, which were moved to New York, and the Madrid Open, which led to Roland Garros.
August 14 is the suggested date for the resumption of the ATP tour. The Citi Open is the first tournament where men return when the all clear is given.
There were only seven events on the ATP tour program, with the potential for an Asian swing to be included in the next update mid-next month.
As with the Madrid Open, Western and Southern Open, the prestigious Internazionali BNL d'Italia clay court tournament in Rome is on the calendar for both men and women.
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