COVID-19: Wimbledon cancelled for the First Time since World Wars
On April 1, 2020, Wimbledon was cancelled due to the threats of Corona Virus. This is the first time the tournament is being cancelled since the World War II.
Wimbledon was scheduled between June 29, 2020 and July 12, 2020 in the outskirts of London. However, it was cancelled considering lock down situation and also due to the threats posed by COVID-19. The next edition of the tournament is to be held between June 28, 2021 and July 11, 2021.
Wimbledon Tennis Tournament was first held in 1877. Since then it has been contested every year. However, it was cancelled during two stretches. Once during the first world war between 1915 and 1918 and it was cancelled another time during the second world war between 1940 and 1945.
The Wimbledon is also known as The Championships. It is the oldest Tennis Tournament in the world. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The other three include French Open, US open and Australian Open.
Wimbledon is the only tournament that is still played on grass. Playing on grass is considered as traditional and is also a classic tennis court.
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