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ATP and WTA announce August return

Getty ImagesThe men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tours have announced plans for professional tennis to resume in August after the shutdown forced by the coronavirus pandemic.  The ATP Tour's revised calendar starts on 14th August with the Citi Open in Washington DC, while the WTA Tour is provisionally scheduled to begin again on 3rd August at the Palermo Ladies Open in Italy. Both tours have been suspended since early March because of the health crisis but are set to resume in late summer, with either reduced fans or none on site. US Open to go ahead as scheduled without fans, says Andrew CuomoThe ATP and WTA have both confirmed that the French Open will be pushed back a week, and is now scheduled to take place from 27th September to 11th October. “Our objective has been to reschedule as many tournaments as possible and salvage as much of the season as we can,” ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said. WTA chairman and chief executive Steve Simon said: “It has been a truly collaborative effort and we hope to add more events to the calendar as the situation evolves.

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