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Gabriela Sabatini 'doubts' tennis can return in 2020


BUENOS AIRES: Argentinian tennis great Gabriela Sabatini has cast doubts over whether the pro tennis circuit will resume this 12 months amid the continued coronavirus pandemic.

Sabatini mentioned the game will have to address different priorities sooner than restarting its packed world calendar, possibly in 2021, reviews Xinhua news company.

"In the coming months I think it will be difficult to hold any sporting event," Sabatini instructed the Subidos a la Red podcast, published on Sunday. "I have my doubts that something can be done this year in tennis," added the 49-year-old, who retired in 1996 after a profession that incorporated the 1990 US Open identify and 11 Grand Slam singles semi-final appearances.

The skilled tennis season used to be suspended in mid-March, in line with suggestions from the World Health Organization. Tennis governing our bodies, the ATP and WTA, have since introduced that the recess will extend until at least June 7.

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Last week, Wimbledon used to be cancelled for the first time since World War II, whilst the French Open has also been shifted from May to late September.


"It's difficult to think about the future and what may happen because precisely what you have to try is to avoid a lot of people coming together and in all these events that happens," Sabatini mentioned.


"This is a bit desperate. You don't know how or when it will end and even though we always like to think about the future, now we cannot do that. The good thing is that we are all facing the same situation because it is global, so the important thing now is to stay at home and keep healthy."


Sabatini, who reached a career-high rating of No. three in February 1989, mentioned the tennis world had to act responsibly, "because that's the best way to help each other."


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