The tennis map is fracturing or, rather, it is shrinking to play tennis competitions in the rest of the year.
In China, the General Administration of Sport (government agency responsible for sports in the Asian country) announced through an official statement that it will not host international sports events until 2021.
This decision affects many other sports, but tennis will once again be one of the most affected.
The men’s circuit, which had not yet announced the entire full schedule, will lose four tournaments: two ATP 250 (Chengdu and Zhuhai), one ATP 500 (Beijing) and one Masters 1000 (Shanghai).
But without a doubt, the WTA will be the most affected by a number of competitions that would go to that giant country: in principle the WTA Finals in Shenhzen (November 8-15), which bring together the eight best tennis players of the year, and the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai (November 17-22). Furthermore, the WTA, which has already canceled some tournaments in China previously, will also have to cancel a Premier Mandatory (Beijing), two Internationals (Nanchang and Guangzhou), a Premier 5 (Wuhan) and a Premier (Zhengshou).