The organizers of the WTA tournament in Prague, a new one – unrelated to the one in May – announced on Sunday evening that the competition, which will take place on August 10-15, will allow access to 2,000 spectators.
Interrupted for a long time due to the coronavirus pandemic, world tennis is starting to regain its normal course, shyly. In view of the US Open and Roland Garros tournaments, the decision-makers of white sports are trying to prepare the ground for the players and are making efforts to find solutions.
After Novak Djokovic’s initiative had an end that set the world tennis on fire, now the ATP and WTA leaders are working with tweezers on the details of the tournaments.
“We are already in talks with the top players in the Czech Republic. We will build mobile grandstands for the spectators to enter the matches,” said tournament director David Trunda.
“This is a new tournament, unrelated to the Prague Open, which was scheduled to take place in May and has been postponed. It is part of the WTA’s provisional schedule,” added competition spokeswoman Karel Tejkal.
Karolina Pliskova (no. 3 WTA), but also the double Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova, have already announced their participation in the tournament.
The tournament will be hosted on the slag grounds of the Sparta Prague complex.
“The WTA has been looking for places to quickly organize tournaments in these strange times,” said Ivo Kaderka, president of the Czech tennis federation.