Former World No. 1 and Grand Slam champion Amelie Mauresmo has joined the chorus of tennis players, past and present, who are of the opinion that the tennis circuit will not resume in 2020 unless a vaccine for COVID-19 is available to resolve the crisis.
In a post on her Twitter account, Mauresmo says, “I think we’re going to have to draw a line under the 2020 tennis season. International circuit = players of all nationalities plus management, spectators and people from the 4 corners of the world who bring these events to life.
No vaccine = no tennis” The 40 year old Mauresmo won two Grand Slam singles titles, at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon in 2006, and also won the silver medal in singles at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She was the fifteenth World No.
1 in women’s tennis since the computer rankings began. In 2010 she started her career as a coach for several WTA and ATP players, including Andy Murray and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2015.
Je crois qu’on va devoir tirer un trait sur la saison 2020 de tennis. Circuit international = des joueurs et joueuses de toutes nationalités plus les encadrements, spectateurs et les personnes venant des 4 coins du monde qui font vivre ces événements.
Pas de vaccin=pas de tennis — AmelieMauresmo (@AmeMauresmo) March 31, 2020
So far all tennis events until 7th June have been canceled.
There is a Board meeting of the All England Club on Wednesday which is likely to result in the cancelation of the Wimbledon Grand Slam event. Several other tennis experts, including Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley, have said that there is likely to be no tennis in 2020 given the global nature of the sport.