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Hong Kong Open postponed due to protests

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Dayana Yastremska

Dayana Yastremska

The Hong Hong Tennis Open has been postponed after widespread protests over the country in recent months.

It was scheduled for October 5-13 at the hard courts in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay.

However, in a statement, the tournament organizers said that this would be reversed "given the current situation".

A summer of protests shook the territory, triggered by campaigns against a proposed extradition law that would allow Hong Kong's suspects to be sent to China for trial.

The organizers said, "In light of the current situation, the Hong Kong Tennis Association and the WTA announce a postponement of the 2019 Hong Kong Tennis Open.

"The event will not take place from 5 to 13 October.

"As winners of the WTA International Event of the Year Award in 2018, we strive to maintain a high standard for all participants, players and in particular the fans.

"After extensive discussions with our key stakeholders, however, we conclude that a smooth running of the tournament can be better ensured at a later stage."

Dayana Yastremska won last year's tournament with former winners like Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic.

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