The two international tournaments being played in Potchefstroom have been cancelled – ATP PotchOpen Challenger and the ITF Ilana Kloss International. This follows the announcement of a 6-week suspension of tennis events due to escalating health & safety issues arising from the global outbreak of COVID-19. Players participating in the these events will earn round losers’ points and round losers prize money for the round in which they reached.
In addition the world tennis associations have decided to cancel/postpone certain events.
WTA Women’s Pro Tennis: The Miami Open and the Volvo Car Open both of which are played in the USA have been cancelled.
ATP Men’s Tennis: has announced a six-week suspension of the men’s tour. This includes all ATP Tour and ATP Challenger events scheduled up to and inclusive of the week of 20 April 2020 will not take place. Following the recent cancellation of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the affected ATP Tour events are the Miami Open presented by Itau, the Fayez Sarofim & Co U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, and the Hungarian Open in Budapest. The suspension of ATP events takes place with immediate effect, meaning this week’s ATP Challenger tournaments in Nur Saltan, Kazhakstan, and Potchefstroom, South Africa, are not able to be completed.
ITF: announces postponement of all ITF events until 21 April 2020. the ITF is taking the precautionary measure to postpone all ITF-owned and sanctioned events, across the men’s and women’s ITF World Tennis Tour, the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, ITF Beach Tennis World Tour, and ITF Seniors Tour. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis but no ITF events will take place until at least the week of Monday, April 20.