Coronavirus: Wimbledon Tennis tournament canceled for first time since World War-II


NATIONAL | April 2, 2020:

Wimbledon, the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament, on Wednesday has been canceled for the first time since World War-II because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Tournament organizer, All England Club (AELTC) after an emergency meeting announced that the Championships 2020 will be canceled due to public health concerns linked to the Novel Coronavirus epidemic.

The tournament was due to be played between June 29 and July 12.

The entire grass-court season has been abandoned, and there will be no professional tennis anywhere in the world until July 13.

Devastated, tweeted eight-time champion Roger Federer, while Serena Williams, who has won the tournament seven times, said she was shocked by the momentous decision.