Tennis

Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since the second World War.

The coronavirus outbreak has led to the cancellation of one of the year’s biggest sporting events.

There have only been ten previous years in which Wimbledon hasn’t been staged, and all were because of war.

The All England Club made the decision to cancel the Championships as they believe coronavirus measures will remain in place for many months.

Eight time men’s champion Roger Federer says he’s devastated by the decision to cancel this year’s Wimbledon Championships. While Seven time women’s champion Serena Williams admits she was shaken – and both will be approaching 40 by the next time the All England Club opens its gates.

The US Tennis Association say the US Open is still going ahead as planned. That’s due to get underway on August 24th. However parts of their Flushing Meadows complex is currently being used as a temporary coronavirus hospital.

The WTA and ATP have cancelled the grass court season, with their tours not resuming until July 13th.

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