The WTA has introduced the program for the initial 7 months of the 2021 Tour calendar. The WTA has worked diligently with tournaments and gamers to deliver as quite a few work prospects as achievable though remaining aware of amplified vacation restrictions and obligatory quarantine pointers established forth by area governments.
The period will kick off at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open up, a WTA 500 degree party, from January 5-13 at Zayed Sporting activities Metropolis Global Tennis Centre. H.E Aref Al Awani, Standard Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sporting activities Council, claimed, “We are delighted to welcome to Abu Dhabi WTA’s 2021 kick-off occasion, the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open. Abu Dhabi is a world wide money of environment sport and the presence of best tennis players from about the environment at this time only strengthens that placement and reinforces our esteemed track record.”
The Australian Open up qualifying will take spot in Dubai from January 10-13, with both events then allowing for journey to Melbourne from one particular of Tennis Australia’s specified constitution flight hubs of Dubai (in addition to Singapore and Los Angeles).
On conclusion of people activities, players and their respective guidance teams will vacation to Australia where by they will full the obligatory two-week quarantine. Following the quarantine period, two WTA 500 tournaments will be held concurrently in Melbourne Park from January 31 – February 7.
The 2021 Australian Open up will then acquire area February 8-21 inclusive of singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
A WTA 250 will be held the next week of the Australian Open up, enabling athletes to keep on being in Melbourne, securing three months of level of competition.
Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO, said, “We are psyched to announce the very first swing of tournaments symbolizing the opening weeks of the 2021 WTA time, all of which will function in an surroundings that places wellness and security at the forefront. We want to express our honest appreciation for the cooperation involving essential tennis stakeholders and organizations, alongside with the community health authorities who have been vital in acquiring us to this place. The difficult perform will go on as we seem even more in advance into 2021 to ensure a secure and sturdy calendar.”
Due to travel limits and the obligatory quarantine, WTA 250 tournaments in Auckland and Shenzhen will not be held in 2021 but are scheduled to return to the WTA Tour calendar in 2022. The WTA proceeds to carefully keep an eye on the evolving position of tournaments for the remainder of 2021 with an announcement in the coming months bordering a more expansive calendar.