The Wimbledon tennis tournament, scheduled for June 29 – July 12, has been canceled, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Wednesday.
“We are pleased to announce that the decision of the All England Club, the association that organizes the London tournament, and the championship’s steering committee is to cancel the 2020 edition of Wimbledon because of the health problems involved in the coronavirus pandemic”.
It is the first time that the Wimbledon tournament is canceled after World War II.
Wimbledon was the third Grand Slam tournament of the year, in 2019 it was won, individually, by the Romanian Simona Halep (female) and the Serbian Novak Djokovic (male).
Simona Halep sent a message on its Facebook page after officials announced the cancellation of the sporting event: “I’m sorry this year the Wimbledon tournament will not take place. Last year’s finals will always be one of the happiest days of my life. At this moment we are going through a situation more important than tennis, and the good news is that the tournament will be resumed next year, ” wrote Simona Halep.