Wimbledon 2020 canceled over coronavirus crisis

Kimberly Dole
April 01, 2020 - 11:19 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Wimbledon 2020 has been canceled in response to the coronavirus crisis. The announcement was made on Wednesday.

"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," they tweeted.

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“We believe, given the measure of this global crisis, that it is ultimately the right decision to cancel The Championships 2020 and instead concentrate on how we can use the breadth of our resources to help those in our local communities and beyond," AELTC Chairman Ian Hewitt said in a statement.

Wimbledon has not been canceled since World War 2. The 134th Championships was rescheduled and will be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.

"Sad news today that we won’t be able to compete at the Olympics this year, but it’s definitely the right decision given the situation the world is in with Covid19. Instead of being disappointed, let’s look forward to making 2021 the best Olympics the world has ever seen!" Petra Kvitova tweeted.