Fed Cup finals in Budapest postponed due to coronavirus

PARIS (AFP) – Next month’s Fed Cup tennis finals in Budapest have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Wednesday.

The revamped women’s competition scheduled for April 14-19 as well as a series of play-off ties were called off “in response to COVID-19 health concerns”, the ITF said in a statement.

“After careful consideration and close discussion with the ITF Board, the Local Organising Committee and in light of today’s announcement by the Hungarian government regarding indoor events, it is with regret that the ITF has announced the postponement of the Fed Cup Finals,” it added.

Hungary on Wednesday issued a ban on public gatherings of more than 100 people indoors and 500 people outdoors until further notice.