SHOCKING! Luxembourg Open Gets Axed From the WTA Tour After Its 25 Years of Service

Published 09/19/2021, 2:59 PM EDT
A net with the WTA logo during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15th, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


In a shocking move, the organizers of the on the Luxembourg Open have decided to axe all their ties with the WTA. It is something quite surprising as the decision comes right after Clara Tauson emerged as the winner of the WTA 250 event.

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In a recent interview to Tageblatt, the tournament director, Danielle Maas, revealed that they feel really uncomfortable while working with the WTA. He highlighted that the tennis body no longer gives them the feeling of a family.

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We will no longer organize a WTA tournament. That’s a big change. But we no longer feel comfortable working with the WTA. The quality of the tournament as we imagine it, the family aspect and everything around it is no longer given,” said Maas in the interview.

Clearly, the management of the Luxembourg Open 2021 is not happy working with the WTA. Maas even mentioned that since they are ending all their ties with WTA, they will no longer be working with them in the future as well. Interestingly, Tauson was the last champion of the WTA Luxembourg Open 2021.

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“Happy to close this chapter”- Tournament director of Luxembourg Open on breaking all ties with the WTA

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The Luxembourg Open management worked with the WTA for 25 years. However, Maas believes that it is good that they are finally ending their partnership with the tennis governing body.

The WTA logo outside the Grandstand court. Day Four of The Internazionali BNL d’Italia 2015 at the Foro Italico on May 13, 2015 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

“That’s why we made the decision to quit WTA after 25 years. We are happy to close this chapter, which gave us no more joy,” added the tournmenyt director.

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As per reports, the management is now planning to host an exhibitions-style tournament next year in October. The details of the tournament are yet to be released. It will be intriguing to see how the WTA will respond to statements of Maas after the end of their partnership with the Luxembourg Open.

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