Quebec coronavirus ban puts WTA Montreal event in limbo

The WTA match in Montreal, scheduled for 7-16 August, is in jeopardy after Quebec Province officers requested that every one sporting and cultural occasions be cancelled by 31 August.

The measure is geared toward slowing the unfold of coronavirus.

“Tennis Canada is presently evaluating the results of this announcement by discussing the varied choices with the WTA relating to the postponement of the Rogers Cup offered by Nationwide Financial institution occasion in Montreal,” Tennis Canada stated in an announcement.

With lockdowns and stay-at-home orders in place across the globe, tennis is at a standstill till at the least 13 July.

French Open organisers postponed Roland Garros till September and Wimbledon was cancelled altogether.

“We perceive the choice coming from the Authorities of Quebec who has to contemplate the well being and security of the Quebec inhabitants,” match director Eugene Lapierre stated.

“Our precedence within the administration of this disaster has at all times been to make sure the security and wellbeing of our gamers, followers, volunteers, companions and workers and due to this fact our choices will replicate this.

“We hope that our discussions with the WTA will permit us to make an official announcement on the standing of the Rogers Cup by (Saturday).”

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