France President, Emmanuel Macron, announced on 31 March that a schedule for the return of sporting events would start from mid-May onwards, which led to the decision by the French Tennis Federation.
The changes have come as professional tennis gears up to emerge from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
Professional tennis will continue to remain on hiatus through, at least, the end of July, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic after the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association extended the shutdown of their tours.
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open with a left knee injury, tournament officials said on Saturday.
The 28-year-old reigning Australian Open champion revealed the news after the conclusion of her WTA season, which ended with a 5-7, 7-5 6-3 loss to No.7 Elina Svitolina in the final round of group play at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
Aryna Sabalenka moved within one win of her first WTA victory after defeating fifth seed Julia Goerges 6-4 7-6(3) on Friday to reach the final of the Connecticut Open.
Serena Williams has been seeded 17th at the US Open, nine spots higher than her WTA ranking as she returns from childbirth.
World number one, Simona Halep, became the first player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Monday.