Rogers Cup: WTA Tour event postponed until August 2021
April 12, 2020 10:26 am
Serena Williams is a three-time Rogers Cup champion but was forced to withdraw from the final in 2019 due to injury. [Source: BBC]
The women’s section of the Rogers Cup has been postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision to call off August’s WTA event in Montreal has been made with both the women’s and men’s tours already suspended until 12 July.
A WTA statement said the move was because of “measures taken by the Quebec government to prohibit events until 31 August, 2020”.
No announcement has been made about the men’s event, taking place in Toronto.
Each year the men’s and women’s events switch between Toronto and Montreal.
Last year, Bianca Andreescu won the title after her opponent in the final, Serena Williams, withdrew injured in the first set.