The organization announced it this Thursday evening. The Limoges women’s tournament scheduled for December 14 to 20 has been canceled due to the resurgence of coronavirus cases. “We are directly impacted by the conditions envisaged by Tennis Australia, the organizer of the Australian Open, to bring international players to Australia for the Melbourne Grand Slam in January. Indeed, the planned device offers players exceptional support, and asks them to join Australia in a window of 3 days around December 14, date which corresponds to the 1st day of the main draw of our tournament.“, indicate the organizers at first.
“While we were working with the WTA on the sports and health organization of the Open BLS in Limoges, this information had a direct impact on our tournament because it would deprive it of the participation of players appearing in the 150 world premieres. (while it welcomes around twenty Top 100 players every year), which obviously wouldn’t make sense. We are forced to make the decision to cancel the tournament this year“, concludes the organization.