WTA cancels Xi’an Open over coronavirus concern

Tennis

XI’AN, China — The Xi’an Open women’s tennis tournament scheduled for next month in China was canceled Thursday by the WTA because of concerns over the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

The hard-court event was supposed to be held April 13-19, with 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. There would have been $115,000 in prize money at stake.

A statement issued by the WTA said the tour is “watching the situation closely” and will “continue to communicate with medical experts as information evolves on this virus.”

The viral outbreak has infected more than 75,000 people around the world, most in China, where about 2,100 deaths have been reported.

Numerous sporting events in China have been canceled, postponed or moved. The country forfeited its Davis Cup matches at Romania scheduled for March 6-7 because its men’s tennis team won’t travel to the competition.

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