WTA can weather revenue hit caused by cancelled tournaments but no normalcy until 2022, says CEO Steve Simon
WTA, which has lost a big chunk of tournaments since the forced shutdown in early March, will finally resume after a five-month break with the Palermo Open from 3 August.
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.
The men’s Tour will resume on 14 August with the Citi Open, ATP 500 event in Washington, DC, while the first WTA event will be staged in Palermo, Italy from 3 August.
Simona Halep's coach Darren Cahill backs idea of WTA-ATP merger, says idea would make tennis 'simpler'
Cahill said, 'I think, hypothetically, it would be a pretty good position for a tennis player to be in, because you know that every single decision being made is made in the best interest of the game.'
The men's and women's professional tennis tours are examining contingency plans for post-coronavirus rescheduling, including the possibility of pushing back the end of the 2020 season.
Maria Sharapova retires: Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King lead tributes to 'inspirational' Russian tennis star
Maria Sharapova’s fellow players described her as inspirational and praised her fighting spirit following the Russian’s announcement of her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday.
French Open 2019: 'Shameful' sexism row engulfs Roland Garros schedule after 'unfair' women's semi-finals shift
The French Open was plunged into a sexism row on Thursday after the decision to move the women's semi-finals away from the tournament's showpiece court was blasted as "unfair, inappropriate" and "shameful".
WTA Finals, not Elite Trophy, should be last event of season, says women's tennis body chief Steve Simon
Simon said the Elite Trophy should precede the WTA Finals, the traditional season finale which has the women's top eight and which finished on Sunday.
The French Open and its leaders deserve credit for doing the sport a service, in resisting the urge to issue a wildcard to Maria Sharapova.
Madrid Open: Simona Halep retains title with win over Kristina Mladenovic; WTA slams Ilie Nastase presence
Defending champion Simona Halep edged out Kristina Mladenovic in a thrilling near three-hour final 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-2 but the the trophy presentation was controversially attended by Ilie Nastase.
Maria Sharapova returns from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday with tournament promoters drooling over profit margins while rivals condemn the smooth road prepared for her rehabilitation.
Maria Sharapova will make her return to competitive tennis following her 15-month ban at the WTA clay-court tournament in Stuttgart in April, it was announced on Tuesday.
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) is relooking at its tournament calendar in a bid to avoid the last-minute qualification seen in this week's tournament, its chief executive said Wednesday.
Rafael Nadal slammed changes being mulled by tennis governing bodies to shorten matches and make them more TV-friendly, saying Sunday that the move goes against the sport's "values".
Women's tennis boss Steve Simon said he's considering introducing super tie-breakers and no-ad scoring for singles matches in a radical move to shorten them and make them more TV-friendly.