Wimbledon set to return in 2021 even with out followers | Tennis Information

LONDON: Wimbledon is ready to go forward subsequent yr even when the Grand Slam event must be staged behind closed doorways, organisers introduced on Friday.
The grass-court championships have been cancelled this yr for the primary time since World Battle II due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The tennis season has been badly disrupted by Covid-19 however the US Open went forward behind closed doorways and the French Open happened in entrance of only one,000 followers a day after its beginning date was moved from Might to late September.
The All England Membership is planning for a number of situations in 2021 — a full-capacity Wimbledon, diminished numbers of followers or holding the event with no spectators current.
“Staging the championships in 2021 is our number-one precedence and we’re actively engaged in scenario-planning so as to ship on that precedence,” stated chief government Sally Bolton.
Wimbledon’s assertion learn: “Our overriding precedence will proceed to be the well being and security of all of our stakeholders, specifically our company, our workers, and our rivals.
“We’re working intently with the related authorities and public well being authorities, alongside the remainder of the sports activities trade, to grasp the various challenges and alternatives introduced by the continued coronavirus pandemic.”
The 134th championships might be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021.
Wimbledon has been working intently with native communities through the pandemic and can proceed to supply 200 sizzling meals a day to folks in want till Christmas.
Greater than £750,000 ($970,000) has been donated to charities and organisations, whereas 30,000 of the well-known Wimbledon towels that have been supposed for use for the 2020 event have been given away.

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