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Tennis: Coronavirus prevents Auckland tennis tournament
08.02 a.m.: Aucklands tennis tournament will not take place in January. Due to the coronapandemic, the organizers of the tournament in New Zealand decided to skip a year. The Auckland Classic was one of the options to prepare for the Australian Open. The first grand slam of the year goes on in principle.
Although there are virtually no coronavirus infections in New Zealand, there are still strict border controls and travel restrictions to reduce the likelihood of another outbreak. “Its sad, but safety is our priority,” said tournament boss Karl Budge. Early this year, the American Serena Williams won the womens tournament. The Frenchman Ugo Humbert was the winner of the men.