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ATP and WTA Kremlin Cup tournaments cancelled

The ATP and WTA jointly announced on Friday that the 2020 Kremlin Cup tournaments in Moscow have been cancelled by a mandate from health officials in the Russian capital, where there has been a surge in coronavirus infections.

The WTA continues to monitor the situation closely and work with medical experts, as protecting the health and safety of our WTA community is of utmost importance. The Tour continues to remain vigilant in managing this challenging situation and playing as much tennis as it is safe to do so. WTA Statement

The ATP’s St. Petersburg tournament due to start in Russia’s second-largest city just a week before the Kremlin Cup remains on the schedule.

The WTA said in a statement: “The WTA continues to monitor the situation closely and work with medical experts, as protecting the health and safety of our WTA community is of utmost importance.

“The Tour continues to remain vigilant in managing this challenging situation and playing as much tennis as it is safe to do so.”

The Kremlin Cup events were scheduled for back-to-back weeks beginning with the men’s event on the week of 19 October, an ATP 250 tournament, followed by the women’s event which is a WTA Premier-level tournament.

The Kremlin Cup, created in 1990, was the first international professional tennis tournament held in Russia following the collapse of Soviet rule.

The cancellation of the WTA event, along with the collapse of the autumn Asian swing, means that the there are just two tournaments left on the decimated 2020 calendar, a Premier in the Czech Republic and a lowly International-grade event in Limoges, France.

Two other events that were postponed have not been rescheduled yet.






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