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Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus: organisers

'The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic,' organisers said in a statement.

US player Serena Williams returns against Romania's Simona Halep during their women's singles final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019.  Picture: AFP.

LONDON, United Kingdom - Wimbledon chiefs on Wednesday cancelled the Grand Slam for the first time since World War II as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar.

"It is with great regret that the main board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the committee of management of the Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic," the organisers said in a statement.

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