An extra women’s tournament, catering for players unbale to train on court during their 14-day hard lockdowns in Melbourne, has been added to the calendar ahead of next month’s Australian Open.
- The additional women’s tournament will be contested from February 3-7
- A total of 72 players remain in hard lockdown in Melbourne
- The men’s lead-up events in Melbourne have been pushed back a day as part of the re-jigged schedule
It means six tournaments will be staged simultaneously at Melbourne Park early next month ahead of the Open, which is due to begin on February 8.
The new tournament, to be contested from February 3-7, will run alongside two existing WTA 500 events (January 31-February 6), two men’s ATP 250 tournaments and the men’s…