Like just about every other sport on the planet outside of eSports, tennis has been shut down since the early months of the year. The shutdown has been slowly but surely being dropping off in some places, though; so much so that some sports, including WTA-level tennis, could return in the near future.
Indeed, we’re now seeing reports of major stars returning to the tennis courts to start training. Big names who are returning to training include Barbora Strycova, Alize Cornet, and Iga Swiatek. Also, Petra Kvitova is now back training – this can only be good news for tennis fans who have felt starved of competitive fun during the last few months.
While it might be some time until we actively see players back on the court and playing, we should expect some kind of positive movement to come in the weeks ahead.
For now, though, it’s just nice to see players getting back to what they do most – having fun on the court and playing a high level of tennis. With tennis likely to return ahead of other sports, we could see some of the names above competing again in the near future.
The main challenge is making sure that WTA events can go ahead without compromising the health of anyone involved. That’s why there has been such a concerted effort to slowly but surely get players back onto the court and enjoying themselves once again, even if the virus isn’t 100% overcome.