The ITF announced Wednesday specifics of a total relief fund worth more than $2.5 million, including money for national associations and players in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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- ITF has announced funds for associations and players after suspension of tour
- Players ranked 501 to 700 in ATP or WTA singles rankings will receive $1,000 each
- Players ranked from 176 to 300 in doubles to receive $750 each
Tennis players ranked outside the top 500 in singles or outside the top 175 in doubles are eligible for grants worth up to $1,000 from the International Tennis Federation to help deal with the suspension of competition because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ITF announced Wednesday specifics of a total relief fund worth more than $2.5 million, including money for national associations and players.
That has $350,000 earmarked for players ranked 501 to 700 in ATP or WTA singles, who receive $1,000 each, or 176 to 300 in doubles, who receive $750 each.
More than 1,000 ITF events, including junior and wheelchair tennis, have been wiped out since March because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The ATP and WTA tours also have been suspended since March. Those tours teamed with the ITF and the four Grand Slam tournaments to set up a $6 million fund for certain players, including those ranked from 101 to 500 in singles.