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Wimbledon cancelled first time since 1945

In 2020, Wimbledon was supposed to be held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club between June 29 and July 12, but for the coronavirus pandemic

The Wimbledon Championships, third Grand Slam tournament in the tennis calendar and the oldest tennis tournament in the world, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament’s press service reports.

In 2020, Wimbledon was supposed to be held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club between June 29 and July 12. Currently, all tennis tournaments are suspended until June 7 due to the pandemic. In 2021, Wimbledon’s next edition will take place between June 28 and July 11.

Wimbledon has been held since 1877, this year’s edition was supposed to be the 134th one. Previously, the competitions were only cancelled due to world wars (in 1915-1918 and 1940-1945). Last year, Serb Novak Djokovic and Romania’s Simona Halep landed singles titles of the 2019 tournament that offered $49.43 million in prize money. Swiss Roger Federer holds a record number of titles among male tennis players (8), while Martina Navratilova (who represented Czechoslovakia and later the US) holds the all-time record of Wimbledon titles with nine.

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