Paris — The coach of Serena Williams, Patrick Mouratoglou, who announced Saturday that will create a league of their own, so that tennis players play matches without the public starting in may.
The meetings would be conducted at Mouratoglou’s academy in Nice, France.
The touring professionals of the ATP and the WTA have suspended all their tournaments since march, due to the pandemic of coronavirus. The activity will continue to be disrupted until at least mid-July.
Mouratoglou announced that your project will be referred to as the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS). He explained that his plan aims to hold 10 parties each weekend. The meetings, which will take place during five weeks in may and June, would be transmitted live through the internet.
The competition would start on the 16th of may, when the belgian David Goffin, located on the tenth place in the ladder, face to the australian Alexei Popyrin, who is located in number 103 of the ranking and whose father is the co-founder of the league UTS.
The next Grand Slam tournament on the calendar would be the U.s. Open, whose activity in the main table would begin on the 31st of August in New York.
The French Open was postponed from may to September while Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since 1945.