As the world grapples with the Coronavirus Crisis, World Tennis Association (WTA) on Saturday announced to postponed the Women’s Rogers Cup Tournament until 2021 which is going to be held in Montreal in August.
World Tennis Association (WTA) also said that it had Postponed the tournament as a result of measures imposed by the Quebec government prohibited holding events until August 31 2020.
“The WTA reiterates that health and safety will always be the top priority. We understand this was a difficult decision and we look forward to being back in Montreal in 2021,” the WTA said in a statement.
“As it currently stands, the WTA Tour is suspended through July 12. We will continue to work with our tournament partners in evaluating when we will be able to get back on the court. We do not foresee any further decisions until next month.”
There was no announcement on men’s Rogers Cup Tournament which is scheduled to take place from August 8 to 16 in Toronto.
It is still on the schedule of ATP, which has postponed all competition until the end of June.
The Rogers Cup, in favor of both men and women, is part of the elite global series, down from just four Grand Slam tournaments.
US Open is the only tournament left to announced any change of dates. Rogers cup was an important tournament in buildup for US Open. Wimbledon is already cancelled and Frech Open is postponed to September.
Last year, Bianca Andreescu won the title after her opponent in the final, Serena Williams, withdrew injured in the first set.