(Reuters) – Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou says his tennis academy will host a five-week tournament starting in May that will give players the chance to get back on court during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2019 Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of Cori Gauff of the U.S. during her third round match against Slovenia’s Polona Hercog REUTERS/Toby Melville
The inaugural edition of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) – which aims to fill the gap in the tennis calendar created by the health crisis – will take place without fans at the facility in the south of France, and be broadcast live, organisers said in a statement on Saturday.
The event will comply with local physical distancing requirements to ensure the safety of players, coaches and a limited number of UTS staff onsite, the statement added.
The tennis season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has…
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