This year’s Wimbledon Championships may be postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, said the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELT).
The June 29 – July 12 event will not be played behind closed doors and postponing the sole Grand Slam Grasscourt event to later in the year “is not without significant risks and difficulties,” said AELTC.
“The unprecedented challenge presented by the Covid-19 crisis continues to influence our way of life in ways we could not have imagined, and our thoughts are with all those affected in the UK and around the world,” said the CEO Richard Lewis.
“The single most important consideration concerns public health and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make.
“We are working hard to give certainty about our plans for 2020 and we have convened an emergency meeting of the main board for the next week, in which a decision will be made.”