Updated: April 1, 2020 9:57:37 pm
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) confirmed on Wednesday that the Wimbledon Championships 2020 have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scrapping of the grasscourt tournament marked the first time the Grand Slam will not be held since World War II.
Wimbledon was due to run for two weeks from June 29 this year, with Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep set to defend their singles titles. Instead, the 134th Championships will be held from June 28 to July 11 next year.
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 1, 2020
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 1, 2020
So sad to hear @Wimbledon won’t take place this year. Last year’s final will forever be one of the happiest days of my life! But we are going through something bigger than tennis and Wimbledon will be back! And it means I have even longer to look forward to defending my title 🤗 pic.twitter.com/PmppwUuKtD
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) April 1, 2020
I’m Shooked https://t.co/dS0cNcCdm0
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 1, 2020
— Angelique Kerber (@AngeliqueKerber) April 1, 2020
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) April 1, 2020
— Elina Svitolina (@ElinaSvitolina) April 1, 2020
i’m gonna miss playing in @Wimbledon this year💔. Stay safe everyone, love you guys❤️🥺
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) April 1, 2020
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