WTA announces get started of 2021 Tour season

The WTA has declared the timetable for the initially 7 months of the 2021 Tour calendar. The WTA has worked diligently with tournaments and players to provide as quite a few task options as doable when becoming aware of increased journey constraints and obligatory quarantine suggestions established forth by neighborhood governments.

The period will kick off at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open, a WTA 500 level occasion, from January 5-13 at Zayed Sports City Intercontinental Tennis Centre. H.E Aref Al Awani, Standard Secretary of Abu Dhabi Athletics Council, said, “We are delighted to welcome to Abu Dhabi WTA’s 2021 kick-off event, the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open up. Abu Dhabi is a world-wide capital of environment sport and the existence of top rated tennis gamers from all over the environment at this time only strengthens that position and reinforces our esteemed status.”

The Australian Open qualifying will take put in Dubai from January 10-13, with the two functions then permitting for travel to Melbourne from one of Tennis Australia’s designated constitution flight hubs of Dubai (in addition to Singapore and Los Angeles). 

On summary of individuals gatherings, players and their respective support teams will journey to Australia exactly where they will finish the necessary two-7 days quarantine. Adhering to the quarantine interval, two WTA 500 tournaments will be held concurrently in Melbourne Park from January 31 – February 7. 

The 2021 Australian Open up will then take put February 8-21 inclusive of singles, doubles and combined doubles. 

A WTA 250 will be held the 2nd 7 days of the Australian Open up, permitting athletes to continue being in Melbourne, securing a few months of opposition.

Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO, stated, “We are excited to announce the initially swing of tournaments representing the opening months of the 2021 WTA time, all of which will operate in an surroundings that puts wellbeing and protection at the forefront. We want to specific our honest appreciation for the cooperation involving important tennis stakeholders and companies, along with the nearby wellness authorities who have been vital in having us to this level. The tricky perform will continue as we glimpse further more in advance into 2021 to assure a secure and strong calendar.” 

Because of to journey restrictions and the mandatory 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 proceeds to carefully keep track of the evolving status of tournaments for the remainder of 2021 with an announcement in the coming weeks surrounding a much more expansive calendar.