The WTA Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart has been canceled, as per the German daily the Bild. According to the Sports Mayor Martin Schairer, 64 years old, the WTA event as well as the parallel spring festival have been canceled.
The WTA event was scheduled to be held from April 18 to April 26. A spokesperson for Porsche commented, “The city of Stuttgart has not specified a specific period for the measures taken today. Therefore, we cannot say at the current time whether and in what form the Grand Prix can take place.
The health of everyone involved is a top priority for us, and we are in constant communication with the responsible authorities and the WTA. ” The WTA has not made an official statement on the Stuttgart event or on its tennis circuit as a whole.
It had only made a statement that events in Bogota and Guadalaraja were canceled while officials in Miami and Charleston had called for events to be canceled on their own. The WTA had said that they would be reviewing the schedule and making a statement in the next week.
The ATP Tour has already made a statement that all events for the next 6 weeks have been canceled. And the ITF has made a statement that all events till the week of April 20th have been canceled. There have been some concerns about why the tennis bodies have made separate statements and decisions regarding the tennis circuit.
not acting in unison. Held since 1978, the tournament is the oldest women's indoor tournament in Europe. The event was part of the Tier II category from 1990 until 2008 and as of 2009 has been a Premier tournament on the WTA Tour.