The coronavirus pandemic affected the schedule of almost every sport, including tennis in 2020. There was a lot of delay in tournaments, and it caused a lot of inconvenience to the fans as well. However, this time, the governing bodies have made sure that they follow a calendar in 2021 similar to the one in 2019.
The schedule will begin from the Abu Dhabi Open, which will take place in early January 2021. The calendar mentions the events till the Wimbledon Championships 2021, which will happen in July 2021.
There is one unique thing in the calendar; the WTA has declared that it will even host a tournament in China this time. Earlier, the WTA Chief Steve Simon even said that the WTA was working to host a tournament in China. The excitement of fans in China must be at another level, as this is the first time they will be witnessing a live WTA tournament there.
Tennis tournaments under the WTA calendar
The calendar will begin from January 6 with the Abu Dhabi Open. After this, the Australian Open 2021 will take place, starting from February 8.
The list also includes a number of WTA Masters 1000 tournaments. The Dubai Tennis Championships will begin exactly one month after the Australian Open. Then the Miami Open 2021 will take place from March 22 in the same month only. After this, the two back-to-back Masters, namely the Mutua Madrid Open and the Italian Open, will begin on April 26 and May 10, respectively.
Once these tournaments get over, the players will move to the second Grand Slam, i.e. the French Open 2021 after a week’s gap. Then, the Wimbledon Championships will happen in late June.
Although the schedule looks like the 2019 schedule, there are some changes. The BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) 2021 will not take place in March this year. Also, the dates for the second edition of the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen are not out as of now.
This is largely the schedule till the month of July. Fans will hope to see some quality tennis till then and will hope that no disturbance takes place this time. The WTA will also release the remaining schedule very soon.