FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – February 1, 2020 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in action during her match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo
(Reuters) – World TeamTennis said on Wednesday it had several options for where to stage its 2020 season but selecting the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia was an easy decision as it was the only site that could include fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Las Vegas, Austin, Jacksonville and Carlsbad were among the other locations being considered as a single-site host for the season but none were able to commit to allowing fans to attend when the mixed-gender professional tennis league kicks off on July 5.
“To be able to bring fans back and have a little bit of that energy for the players in the stadium eventually made that decision easy for us,” WTT Chief Executive Carlos Silva said in video conference call.
Greenbrier’s 2,500-seat outdoor stadium…
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