Fate of Wimbledon to be decided next week

Tennis

The All England Club said Wednesday it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and that it plans to make a decision next week.

That’s when the club’s main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting.

Main-draw play at Wimbledon is slated to start June 29, and preparations for the tournament are supposed to begin in late April.

The club’s statement Wednesday said postponing the two-week grass-court tournament would not come “without significant risk and difficulty” because of the surface.

Playing without fans has been ruled out. Wimbledon has not been canceled since World War II.

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