Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Wimbledon tennis tournament has been cancelled. It was initially scheduled from June 29th to July 12th 2020 in the United Kingdom.
Bad news for fans of the yellow ball. Originally scheduled from June 29th to July 12th, 2020, the Wimbledon tennis tournament was cancelled due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
The organisers send spectators back to the 2021 edition, which will take place from June 28th to July 11th, 2021.
It is with great regret that the AELTC has today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.
The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.https://t.co/c0QV2ymGAt
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) April 1, 2020
This is a first for the London tournament since 1945.
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