The WTA has declared the plan for the initially 7 months of the 2021 Tour calendar. The WTA has labored diligently with tournaments and players to provide as many position chances as feasible when becoming conscious of amplified journey limits and obligatory quarantine pointers set forth by nearby governments.
The period will kick off at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open up, a WTA 500 level party, from January 5-13 at Zayed Athletics Town International Tennis Centre. H.E Aref Al Awani, Common Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports activities Council, explained, “We are delighted to welcome to Abu Dhabi WTA’s 2021 kick-off party, the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open. Abu Dhabi is a world money of globe activity and the presence of major tennis players from around the globe at this time only strengthens that place and reinforces our esteemed name.”
The Australian Open up qualifying will consider position in Dubai from January 10-13, with equally events then allowing for for travel to Melbourne from a person of Tennis Australia’s specified charter flight hubs of Dubai (in addition to Singapore and Los Angeles).
On conclusion of individuals functions, gamers and their respective support groups will journey to Australia wherever they will full the required two-7 days quarantine. Subsequent the quarantine time period, two WTA 500 tournaments will be held concurrently in Melbourne Park from January 31 – February 7.
The 2021 Australian Open up will then choose place February 8-21 inclusive of singles, doubles and combined doubles.
A WTA 250 will be held the 2nd week of the Australian Open up, making it possible for athletes to keep on being in Melbourne, securing 3 weeks of levels of competition.
Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO, stated, “We are excited to announce the first swing of tournaments representing the opening months of the 2021 WTA time, all of which will operate in an surroundings that places well being and safety at the forefront. We want to express our honest appreciation for the cooperation between vital tennis stakeholders and companies, along with the area well being authorities who have been important in receiving us to this issue. The difficult perform will keep on as we glance further more ahead into 2021 to be certain a harmless and strong calendar.”
Due to journey constraints and the required quarantine, WTA 250 tournaments in Auckland and Shenzhen will not be held in 2021 but are scheduled to return to the WTA Tour calendar in 2022. The WTA carries on to intently watch the evolving status of tournaments for the remainder of 2021 with an announcement in the coming weeks bordering a a lot more expansive calendar.