Fans welcomed to World TeamTennis matches in West Virginia
WTTs nine teams have come together The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia for their three-week season. It was awesome to have some people out there to get behind the tennis, Sandgren said. The WTT season started just as confirmed coronavirus cases were soaring nationally. Anyone who wasnt a competing athlete wore a mask inside the tennis stadium and fans had their temperatures checked prior to entering. Sandgren later won matches in men's doubles with James Ward and mixed doubles with Jessica Pegula.
World TeamTennis changes policies for COVID-positive players
World TeamTennis is changing two key policies related to players who test positive for COVID-19, including giving full salaries instead of its original plan to only offer a prorated portion to those who get sick during the three-week season. Now, players will need to be tested and declared virus-free before heading to The Greenbrier. They still would not be paid if they test positive, but at least would avoid going to the site before being told theyre not allowed to participate. If youre in California, and get a negative test, then youre going to come to The Greenbrier. Silva told the AP.
Kim Clijsters announces return to tennis at 36
1 Kim Clijsters, who announced Thursday that she is returning to professional tennis at the age of 36. "For the past seven years, I've been a full-time mom," Clijsters, who has three children, said in a video posted to Twitter. With her US Open win in 2009, Clijsters became the third WTA player to win a major after giving birth, following Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong. "Kim Clijsters ranks among the greats of the game and her return to the Tour is exciting news for the WTA family and tennis fans around the world," WTA chairman and CEO Steve Simon said in a statement. 1 and grand slam champion, Clijsters will have access to unlimited wild cards.