As a result of no longer being permitted to stage the WTA Finals Shenzhen, WTA leadership also made the decision to call off its race to the prestigious year-end event. By Tennis.com July 23, 2020

WTA Finals axed as China cancels all tennis events over coronavirus concerns as we continue to navigate the remainder of the 2020 season," WTA chief Simon said. All 2020 WTA Tour events in China cancelled due to coronavirus. Seven tournaments on the WTA tour were still due to be played in China, Asia's only ATP Masters 1000 tournament, the China Open in Beijing, an ATP 500 event, as well as the Chengdu Open and Zhuhai Championships, ATP 250 events."Itâ s with a heavy heart that we announce ATP tournaments will not be played in China this year WTA Finals, 10 other tennis tournaments in China canceled Eleven mens and women's tennis tournaments planned for China in October and November -- including the WTA Finals -- Check out this All international tennis tournaments in China this year, including the Shanghai Masters and WTA Finals, were cancelled on Friday because of the coronavirus, the ATP and WTA said. The major blow to attempts to restart tennis comes after China said it would not stage most international sports events for the rest of 2020 to keep the pandemic in check. Eleven tour events—including the WTA Finals Shenzhen—canceled in China. July 23, 2020 . The Break, Episode 6: Federer launches sneaker line, Stosur joins mom's club. The usual season-ending WTA Finals had been due to take place in Shenzhen, which last year offered a record prize money pool of $14 million. Due to the latest development, the event is on the verge of not taking place this season for the first time since it was founded in 1972. WTA Finals. Venus turns back clock to edge Ostapenko in marathon. 24/10 at 17:35. WTA Finals. Muguruza keen to press on after seeing off Ostapenko. 22/10 at 17:32. WTA Finals.

The 2020 WTA Finals, also known by its sponsored name Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, was a women's tennis tournament that was scheduled to be held in Shenzhen, China.It would have been the 50th edition of the singles event and the 45th edition of the doubles competition, contested by eight singles players and eight doubles teams. However, the tournament was cancelled by the WTA due the COVID-19

WTA Finals, 10 other tennis tournaments in China canceled Eleven mens and women's tennis tournaments planned for China in October and November -- including the WTA Finals -- Check out this All international tennis tournaments in China this year, including the Shanghai Masters and WTA Finals, were cancelled on Friday because of the coronavirus, the ATP and WTA said. The major blow to attempts to restart tennis comes after China said it would not stage most international sports events for the rest of 2020 to keep the pandemic in check. Eleven tour events—including the WTA Finals Shenzhen—canceled in China. July 23, 2020 . The Break, Episode 6: Federer launches sneaker line, Stosur joins mom's club. The usual season-ending WTA Finals had been due to take place in Shenzhen, which last year offered a record prize money pool of $14 million. Due to the latest development, the event is on the verge of not taking place this season for the first time since it was founded in 1972.

WTA Finals. Venus turns back clock to edge Ostapenko in marathon. 24/10 at 17:35. WTA Finals. Muguruza keen to press on after seeing off Ostapenko. 22/10 at 17:32. WTA Finals.

The WTA season has, in the last few years, seen China as one of its most lucrative markets, and no fewer than seven events usually build to the finale at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.