When Indian Wells became the first tennis tournament to fall victim to COVID-19 last month, it shocked the tennis world to its core. Wimbledon followed suit on Wednesday, and although it wasn’t surprising after a tumultuous couple of weeks, it’s a tough blow for tennis fans nonetheless.
It’s the first time the Championships won’t be held since World War II – can you believe it?
It is with great regret that the AELTC has today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.
The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.https://t.co/c0QV2ymGAt
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) April 1, 2020
Canadian players across the country continue to try to adjust to life without tennis. Easier said than done!
— Félix AugerAliassime (@felixtennis) April 1, 2020
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Sad news that the most prestigious tournament of tennis history was canceled officially yesterday. Health comes first, see you next year #wimbledon . – – – Triste noticia que no se vaya disputar el torneo más prestigioso de la historia como lo es @wimbledon. La salud es lo primero, hasta el año que viene!!
— Sharon Fichman (@sharon_fichman) April 2, 2020
If only this were all some big April Fools joke.
april fools….. right?! https://t.co/Si3SogfJ5H
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) April 2, 2020
How about some good news for a change? Leylah Annie Fernandez was featured in the ITF’s 2020 biggest climbers list. I mean, of course she was.
— leylahfernandez (@leylahfernandez) March 27, 2020
We also celebrated a Canadian birthday this week. Hope 28 is the best yet, Gaby!
Genie is using all this extra time to switch to a one handed backhand…we can’t wait to see it in action.
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hey guys, quick announcement: since we have such a long break ahead of us i’ve decided to make a change in my game. i’m switching to a one hander! it’s always been a dream of mine to play with a one handed backhand. i’m so excited for this journey ahead and i appreciate all of your support in this new project of mine.
More good news: Kristie Ahn keeps making Tik Toks, and we keep loving them!
— Kristie Ahn (@kristieahn) March 30, 2020
Speaking of Tik Tok, Vasek Pospisil got himself on the site this week! We can’t wait to see those videos.
Officially succumbed to the social pressures of isolation and joined TikTok. Give me a follow. Videos coming soon 😂 username: “vasek.pospisil”
— Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) April 1, 2020
A Polansky quarantine story in 3 parts (keep this up, Peter )!
Day 15 of quarantine:
-Increased Reddit karma to 30k
-washed car for 4th time this week
-made a meme
— Peter Polansky (@PPolansky) March 28, 2020
Day 16 of quarantine:
-ran 5 miles
-looked at odd jobs on Craigslist
— Peter Polansky (@PPolansky) March 29, 2020
Day 17 of quarantine:
-played with Pokémon cards
-drank 6 cups of coffee
-played 4 hours of video games pic.twitter.com/e3a86L1wMS
— Peter Polansky (@PPolansky) April 1, 2020
This is one way to play tennis while in quarantine…
We also got not one but two! golden home tennis routines from Roger Federer this week. These are a must watch.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) March 30, 2020
Another glimpse into the stay at home practice routine 🧤🧣🎾👊
I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Stay positive. Keep active. Support one another. We will get through this together🙏 #stayhome pic.twitter.com/ZVqMZ2ZpXc
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 2, 2020
And maybe the best piece of news of all…Milos Raonic’s new puppy . Cannot wait to see more of Charlie in the future!
We’ll leave you with this phenomenal message from Bianca this week. It seems almost every piece of news we consume right now is negative, and it’s important to try to look for the good in everything. This too shall pass.
Conquering #COVID19 will take a team 🇨🇦 effort.
Let’s overhead smash the curve! We are all in this together. pic.twitter.com/MG1TwuGxLU
— Bonnie Crombie 🇨🇦 (@BonnieCrombie) April 2, 2020
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