World TeamTennis plans to allow up to 500 fans to its matches

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World TeamTennis plans to allow up to 500 fans to its matches

World TeamTennis plans to allow up to 500 fans to its matches

IANS   ¦    May 27, 2020 08:38:43 AM (IST)

World TeamTennis plans to allow up to 500 fans to its matches-1New York: World TeamTennis said on Tuesday that it plans to allow up to 500 spectators at each of its outdoor matches during the season which is from July 12 to August 2 at a resort in West Virginia.

"In accordance with state health guidelines, WTT will allow up to 500 fans (20% capacity) to attend its outdoor matches. Ticket pricing and access points will be announced at a later date," a statement on the official website of WTT, wtt.com, read.

The likes of 2020 Australian Open champion and World No. 4 Sofia Kenin and U.S. Open champ and 2018 French Open finalist Sloane Stephens will take part in the three-week meet.

"The 2020 World TeamTennis season will showcase a 63-match regular season over 19 consecutive days from July 12-30, with the WTT Playoffs to follow on Aug. 1 (WTT Semifinals) and Aug. 2 (WTT Final).

"The top four teams from WTT's regular season standings will advance to the WTT Playoffs. CBS will air a regular season match on July 19 and the WTT Final on August 2," the statement further read.

All tennis events sanctioned by the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation are on hold till at least July due to the COVID-19 crisis.

"All of us at World TeamTennis are extremely grateful to be able to play the 45th World TeamTennis season and present professional tennis to our sports-starved and tennis-starved audiences through our media partners at CBS Sports, ESPN and Tennis Channel," WTT CEO Carlos Silva said in the statement.