With Wimbledon 2020 abandoned for the first time in 75 years due to COVID19, players have taken to social media…
With Wimbledon 2020 abandoned for the first time in 75 years due to COVID19, players have taken to social media to react to the news.
Originally set to be played between June 29 and July 13, Wimbledon won’t be held in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread worldwide.
ATP and WTA stars took to social media to react.
Six-time champion and 23-time major winner Serena Williams summed up everyone’s thoughts.
I’m Shooked https://t.co/dS0cNcCdm0
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 1, 2020
Eight-time champion Roger Federer echoed Serena’s sentiments…
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 1, 2020
Simona Halep was disappointed to hear the news, but did see some positive news for herself – she’ll be the defending champion for another 12 months!
So sad to hear @Wimbledon won’t take place this year. Last year’s final will forever be one of the happiest days of my life! But we are going through something bigger than tennis and Wimbledon will be back! And it means I have even longer to look forward to defending my title ? pic.twitter.com/PmppwUuKtD
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) April 1, 2020
Two-time champion Petra Kvitova: ‘I will miss playing on the grass and wearing my beautiful whites, but of course it will be back better than ever next year.’
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) April 1, 2020
Former runner-up Kevin Anderson has experienced some of his best career moments at Wimbledon, including THAT epic 2018 semi-final against John Isner.
I’ve always had so many great memories at @Wimbledon. The grass season will definitely be missed but the most important thing right now for us to focus on is that we’re all staying healthy and safe at home. pic.twitter.com/Btlu9rMfDc
— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) April 1, 2020
One of the brightest young prospects in men’s tennis, we’l never know if Felix Auger-Aliassime was destined for a deep run at the 2020 Championships…
— Félix AugerAliassime (@felixtennis) April 1, 2020
Another former champion who was devastated at the cancellation, but Angelique Kerber knows ‘there’s more important things to focus on’ at the moment…
— Angelique Kerber (@AngeliqueKerber) April 1, 2020
Wimbledon was the scene of Coco Gauff’s stunning breakout last year – but make no mistake, there will be plenty of time for the 15-year-old to create more memories at SW19…
i’m gonna miss playing in @Wimbledon this year?. Stay safe everyone, love you guys❤️?
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) April 1, 2020
Tennys Sandgren, like many others, was hoping the announcement was simply a cruel April Fools prank. Alas, it was not to be…
So Wimbledon’s gonna come back tmrw with the ‘it’s just a prank bro’ right? ?
— Tennys Sandgren (@TennysSandgren) April 1, 2020
THIS IS NO TIME FOR PUNS, LIAM!
— Liam Broady (@Liambroady) April 1, 2020
Spare a special thought for former top 10 star Carla Suarez Navarro – she’ll be retiring at the end of 2020 and won’t get the chance to play at Wimbledon again…
Will miss you, @Wimbledon. Your tradition, your history, your respect for our sport.
Always a special place… ??? pic.twitter.com/olLFVh1ADH
— Carla Suárez Navarro (@CarlaSuarezNava) April 1, 2020