WASHINGTON, October 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens)
The WTA confirmed Friday that the Upper Austria Ladies Linz tournament has been added to its 2020 calendar. One of the longest-running women’s tournaments, the 30th anniversary edition of the Upper Austria Ladies Linz will be held from November 7-15 at the Linz Tips-Arena.
The Upper Austria Ladies Linz, which was originally scheduled Oct. 12-18, has been a WTA International event since 1991. Past winners have included Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber. Last year’s winner, Coco Gauff, became the youngest WTA tournament winner in over 15 years.
This year’s tournament will feature a 32-player singles draw and 16-team doubles draw. A 24-player singles qualifying draw will also be held.
💥 Save the new date! 🗓
The 30th edition of the Upper Austria Ladies Linz WILL take place in 2020! 🇦🇹
We never gave up 💪
— WTA Linz (@WTALinz) October 9, 2020
Tournament director Sandra Reichel, as quoted by the WTA website, said: “It is a matter close to my heart to organize this anniversary tournament, which is associated with many emotions.
“My team gave me great support during this time when the corona pandemic also shook the tennis world and with it the tournament calendar.
“It goes without saying that we will meet all the requirements of the WTA, which stipulate a strict health protocol. We work out a precise prevention concept because the health of the players and coaches is just as important to us as the well-being of our employees, partners, sponsors and tennis fans.”
According to a tournament press release, there will be a maximum 1,000 spectators per day allowed into the tournament. Ticket sales will begin soon. For further information: ladieslinz.at.