2020 Wimbledon Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns; 2021 Dates Announced


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2020 Wimbledon Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns; 2021 Dates Announced

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Tennis' most famous tournament is the latest marquee sporting event impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 Wimbledon tournament, which was scheduled for June 29-July 12, was canceled Wednesday:

This comes after the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club released a statement on March 25 revealing there would be an emergency meeting to discuss the tournament's fate and that it was evaluating different scenarios while "contingency planning since January, working closely with the UK government and public health authorities."

The statement pointed out the grass surface at the venue adds further difficulties to postponing the event until later in the year.
 

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