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The World TeamTennis will likely be performed on the Greenbrier in West Virginia, with all matches going down on the resort all through the season.

Reuters
Final Up to date: July 12, 2020, 12:48 PM IST

World TeamTennis (WTT) kicks off its three-week common season on Sunday, because the world of professional tennis strikes ahead in america in the course of the coronavirus outbreak.

Again-to-back champion Springfield Lasers face the Orlando Storm to kick off opening day on the Greenbrier in West Virginia, with all matches going down on the resort all through the season, the place necessary testing and temperature checks, together with different security precautions, are in place.

4-time Grand Slam winner and comeback queen Kim Clijsters of Belgium joins the New York Empire, who’re out for redemption after dropping within the finals in opposition to the Lasers final season, whereas 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens leads the enlargement group Chicago Smash.

As many as 500 followers at a time will likely be allowed on the Greenbrier’s 2,500-person stadium, making it among the many uncommon few sporting occasions in North America to welcome attendees within the COVID-19 period.

Frances Tiafoe, a 22-year-old American who reached the quarterfinals on the 2019 Australian Open, was compelled to drop out of the WTT occasions earlier this month after testing constructive for COVID-19.

The occasion takes place weeks after the Adria Tour was cancelled following its second leg in Croatia on account of quite a few constructive coronavirus assessments amongst individuals, together with Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked participant on the earth.

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