Simona Halep waves to the crowd after winning against Bianca Andreescu in their women’s singles first round match in the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Shenzhen on Monday.
"It is with great regret that the main board ... have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic," the AELTC said in a statement.
"The 134th Championships will instead be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021."
Simon Halep is trying to look on the bright side regarding the suspension of the tennis season due to the coronavirus pandemic, which means at least she will be referred to as reigning Wimbledon champion for two years.
The US Open is scheduled to start at Flushing Meadows on Aug.31. Irina Khromacheva of Russia will replace Halep in the main draw, according to the United States Tennis Association.
The inaugural Gulf Youth Sport Expo, organised in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, will bring together all corners of the youth sports industry on September 17 for a day of presentations, panels, networking, and development.
The UAE’s Rashid Al Mulla says he is confident of extending one of the longest winning sequences in competitive international water sport in Italy at the weekend.
The Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, highlight of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend at Newbury Racecourse on Friday and Saturday, has attracted 17 high-class two-year-olds at the five-day confirmation stage.