Posted on April 12, 2021 at 3:15 p.m.
Following the change of date for Roland-Garros, the Strasbourg event, which typically takes place the week earlier than the Paris event, can also be contemplating a change of date.
Last week, Roland-Garros determined to postpone its group dates by one week (from May 30 to June 13) and this inevitably has penalties for the tournaments deliberate earlier than and after the Parisian fortnight on ocher. ATP and WTA have mentioned they are going to talk as quickly as doable on how they are going to alter the schedule. In the meantime, the organizers of the WTA Strasbourg event, which historically takes place the week earlier than Roland Garros, and which was subsequently to happen the week of May 16 (similtaneously the Cologne and Belgrade tournaments), let it’s identified that they had been additionally contemplating a change of date, so as to have the ability to welcome the general public.
“Welcoming the public in optimal sanitary conditions is the priority”
“The Strasbourg Internationals, initially scheduled for May 15 to 22, are preparing for a possible change of dates following the postponement of Roland-Garros! The Strasbourg women’s tournament, usually placed in the calendar the week before Roland-Garros, is considered an ideal preparation for the Grand Slam. Following the one week delay of the Roland-Garros tournament (from May 30 to June 13, 2021), the Strasbourg Internationals are currently negotiating a change of dates, in order to be able to welcome the public. The organization of # IS21 is in very close discussion with the FFT, the WTA, the federal authorities, the Prefecture as well as the Regional Health Agency (ARS). As in September 2020, welcoming the public in optimal sanitary conditions is the priority of the organizing team, ”the organizers wrote in a press launch. Created in 1987, the Strasbourg event has at all times taken place within the second or third week of May, besides final yr when it was moved to September (and received by Elina Svitolina), simply earlier than Roland-Garros, as a result of of the coronavirus pandemic.
The theoretical WTA calendar till Wimbledon
April 12: Charleston 2
April 19: Stuttgart and Istanbul
April 26: Madrid
May 3: Rome
May 16: Cologne, Belgrade and Strasbourg?
May 23: ???
May 30: Roland-Garros
June 7: Bois-le-Duc and Nottingham?
June 14: Birmingham and Berlin
June 21: Eastbourne and Bad Hombourg
June 28: Wimbledon