Tennis tournaments without a spectator: A series against the existence of crisis

It is a dreary picture, more of a sketch of what it should be, but it's a start. The preliminary round of the German Pro Series, organised by the German Tennis

Tennis tournaments without a spectator: A series against the existence of crisis

It is a dreary picture, more of a sketch of what it should be, but it's a start. The preliminary round of the German Pro Series, organised by the German Tennis Federation, makes this week at the TC Bessungen, Darmstadt Station, spectators are not allowed, only a few sponsors are allowed to come, the balls fly largely unobserved over the network.

it is, nevertheless, a ladies tournament of significance, an attempt to allow German players in Corona-the times of game and competition practice, two Observers significantly: Andrea Petkovic, professional tennis player from Darmstadt, Germany, and Barbara Rittner, Head of women's tennis in the German Tennis Federation (DTB). It was also the tournament series in spring helped to develop leaders, to offer as a possibility, the young and the established player is not only game practice, but also the Chance to win prize money. The invitation series, in the 24 women and 32 men participating, is endowed with around 370.000 Euro.

Andrea Petkovic spent a day on the plant, but not to the racket handle, not due to the fact that you will feel after a knee operation, still fit enough for a Match under tournament conditions. So she came as a reporter in search of material for the ZDF sports report on Sunday, you are moderated for some time. For the second round of the tournament, from 14. to 17. July will also be held in Darmstadt, Germany, ready would be a wild card for Petkovic. However, nothing is out of your appearance in front of their home crowd, because time takes place in Berlin, an internationally attended invitation tournament (with Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens and Julia Görges in the ladies field). As a tournament Director Barbara Rittner acts. "I would see Andrea, love that even in the Pro Series," she says, "but we will not do it probably."

Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 08:19

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