More dominoes fell (and more will fall) today as the ITF officially postponed the April 14, 12-team Fed Cup finals which were to be held in Budapest, Hungary.
In a statement from the ITF:
After careful consideration and close discussion with the ITF Board and the Local Organising Committee, and in light of today’s announcement by the Hungarian government prohibiting public indoor gatherings of more than 100 people, it is with regret that the ITF announces the postponement of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals. The event was originally scheduled to take place 14-19 April at the Laszlo Papp Arena in Budapest. Event organisers will be contacting all ticket holders in the next 48 hours to advise them of their options.
The ITF will look for new dates for the finals and the playoffs.
A number of tournaments are also rumored to be on the brink of cancellation following Indian Wells. Miami, which is set to begin in two weeks, stated that it intended to go on, but that now looks very unlikely.
And the late-April WTA event in Prague is in trouble. And with the clay season fast approaching in Europe, a number of events are at risk especially the Rome Masters.
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