The WTA has announced the addition of the J&T Banka Ostrava Open 2020 in Ostrava, Czech Republic, a Premier level tournament scheduled for the week of October 19. The Ostravar Arena will host the hardcourt, indoor tournament from October 19-25, 2020 with players competing for $528,500 in prize money.
The tournament will feature a 28-player singles main draw along with a 16-team doubles draw. Additionally, a 24-player qualifying draw will be held October 17-18 with six players earning a spot in the main draw.
The WTA Tour returned to action the week of August 3 following a five-month pause due to COVID-19. With the addition of the tournament in Ostrava, the 2020 provisional calendar currently includes 13 tournaments, with two Tour-level events staged in the Czech Republic – the Prague Open and the J&T Banka Ostrava Open 2020 along with a WTA 125K Series event in Prague.
The calendar is conditioned on several key factors including the ability for play to safely resume in line with the guidance of medical experts.
Click here for the latest 2020 provisional Tour calendar.