WTA Hopeful Of Return For Grass Court Season In Early June
WTA CEO Steve Simon said the tour is "hopeful to play again with our grass court season, which begins on June 8th," but he also noted the tour is "being realistic" as the coronavirus situation develops. Simon said, "Tennis is a little bit unique because it's global. All of the travel restrictions and the challenges being faced on a global basis are certainly going to affect our ability to move players along." He stressed it is "very important right now for our sport to be working together," noting that the WTA is in "definite contact with the ATP on a daily basis, as well as the ITF and the Grand Slams." Simon: "We're working very, very hard with both our tournament council and player council. They've been involved in all of the decisions that we've been reaching with the Tour" ("Tennis Channel Live," Tennis Channel, 3/26).