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ATP and WTA seasons suspended until Jun 7

ATP and WTA seasons suspended until Jun 7

The suspension of the professional tennis tours because of coronavirus has been extended to Jun 7, ruling out the entire clay-court season.

The ATP and WTA Tours were already off until Apr 27 and May 2 respectively.

The extension covers joint tournaments in Madrid and Rome, plus women's events in Strasbourg and Rabat and men's events in Munich, Estoril, Geneva and Lyon.

All men's and women's rankings have been frozen until further notice.

On Tuesday, the French Open, due to begin on May 24, announced it would move and instead start in September, one week after the end of the U.S. Open.

Tournaments beginning on Jun 8 onwards are planning to go ahead as scheduled. Nottingham is due to host a WTA event that week, with tournaments at Queen's on Jun 15 and Eastbourne on Jun 20.

Wimbledon is scheduled to take place from Jun 29 until Jul 12.

- Source: BBC News