With another wave of tournament suspensions announced on Wednesday, the WTA season is now on pause through July 13, 2020, covering the entirety of the grass season - including Wimbledon, the season’s third Grand Slam and a favorite stop for many players.
Read more: Wimbledon 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19
WTA stars quickly took to social media to say ‘see you next year’ to Wimbledon, including defending champion Simona Halep, who shared an optimistic message: “We are going through something bigger than tennis and Wimbledon will be back!”
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
“It will always be the tournament of my life,” said defending doubles champion Barbora Strycova.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says it’s ‘definitely a tough one to take’.
Former champion Angelique Kerber reflected, “There are more important things that we have to focus on right now.”
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Coco Gauff made an unforgettable debut defeating Venus Williams at last year’s tournament.
i’m gonna miss playing in @Wimbledon this year💔. Stay safe everyone, love you guys❤️🥺— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) April 1, 2020
Stuck at home, Elina Svitolina expressed herself via TikTok, as she’s been doing throughout the last few weeks of event cancellations.
Former doubles champion Barbora Krejcikova shared this message.
WTA Legend and founder Billie Jean King - whose namesake tennis center in New York City is being converted into a temporary medical facility during the pandemic - praised Wimbledon’s decision and urged the tennis community to come together.
For the retiring Carla Suarez Navarro, it’s a bittersweet - and permanent - goodbye, as she’s hanging up her racquets at the end of 2020.
Check out even more of your favorite players' social media tributes right here:
💔 @Wimbledon has confirmed that the tournament will not take place this year. I'm gonna miss playing there 🌱 Bohužel. To, co jsme čekali, už je oficiální. Wimbledon se letos hrát nebude 😢 pic.twitter.com/n0DjSPOjS0— Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) April 1, 2020
I guess this image says it all.. No Wimbledon ❌ I am the first to say that health comes first. But I would lie if I say it doesn't hurt inside me to see my favorite tournament getting cancelled.. 😢#nowimbledon2020 pic.twitter.com/Cp4Na78CXD— Kirsten Flipkens (@FlipperKF) April 1, 2020
It does hurt deeply to hear that @Wimbledon is canceled this year 😢😢💔 Of course it has a very special place in my heart but not only in mine, in the heart of millions of tennis fans around the world, in all the players whom over the decades stepped on those immaculate courts. pic.twitter.com/uuz7kTODdJ— Marion bartoli (@bartoli_marion) April 1, 2020