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Palermo Ladies Open: Tour-level tennis resumes after five-month hiatus with no handshakes or showers
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Palermo Ladies Open: Tour-level tennis resumes after five-month hiatus with no handshakes or showers

A limited number of fans were allowed into the 1,500-seat stadium court and had to follow social distancing measures.

Palermo Open: All COVID-19 tests on players, coaches come back negative ahead of WTA Tour restart
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Palermo Open: All COVID-19 tests on players, coaches come back negative ahead of WTA Tour restart

The WTA tournament, with qualifying beginning Saturday, marks the return of tour-level tennis following a five-month break for the coronavirus pandemic.

Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Ladies Open due to quarantine order from Italy's health ministry
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Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Ladies Open due to quarantine order from Italy's health ministry

Second-ranked Simona Halep withdrew from the Palermo Ladies Open Sunday following a quarantine ordinance issued by Italy’s health ministry.

WTA chief feels next month's Palermo Open will lay pathway for organising tournaments in 2020
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WTA chief feels next month's Palermo Open will lay pathway for organising tournaments in 2020

WTA's Simon said the Tour was looking to stage as many tournaments as possible in 2020 and the second week of the patched-together calendar will see events in Prague and the United States.

Palermo Ladies Open will bear losses to get WTA Tour going again, admits tournament director
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Palermo Ladies Open will bear losses to get WTA Tour going again, admits tournament director

In Palermo there would be strict health protocols for players and the number of spectators at the 1,500-seat centre court would be restricted to 350.

World No 2 Simona Halep hoping to return to action in next month's Palermo Open
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World No 2 Simona Halep hoping to return to action in next month's Palermo Open

The 28-year-old Halep has not played since her win over Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on 22 February.