Richard Lewis, who is set to step down as Wimbledon chief executive in July, said he hoped the situation will stabilise in the coming months to allow the hardcourt season to get underway before the US Open begins on 24 August.
With Wimbledon cancelled, all we can do is look wistfully at old pictures of the manicured lawns and lament at how much coronavirus is taking from our spirit.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II, announces All England Club
Wimbledon has been a regular fixture to the sport since 1877. It has only been cancelled from 1915 to 1918 because of World War I and again from 1940 to 1945 because of World War II.