Wimbledon was canceled in 2020 due to the escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the first time in its 75-year history that the oldest Grand Slam tournament has not been held. The club said the attendance limit on the two main courts will be increased from the current 50 per cent following the successful hosting of the first week of the championship and government approval.
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After Monday’s fourth-round matches, the women’s quarterfinals will begin on Tuesday and the men’s on Wednesday. The women’s final will be held on Saturday and the men’s final will be held on July 11. Before the start of the tournament, the club said they would allow 100 percent of spectators into the stadium for only two singles finals. The center court has a capacity of 14,979 and the number one court can hold 12,345 spectators at a time.
Spectators must report their COVID-19 status upon arrival to watch the tournament each day. They should either test negative for Covid or have been fully vaccinated within the last 48 hours.
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First Published: Jul 05, 2021, 05:04 IST