Adelaide is set to lose another summer event thanks to the pandemic with Memorial Drive’s Adelaide International tennis tournament to be held in Victoria.
Victoria will host at least five major events over the summer, with Tennis Australia officials explaining that the move will allow international players to more easily quarantine.
International players will now fly into Melbourne before quarantining in a so-called “bubble” with other players for two weeks.
Players will then be allowed to move freely around Victoria.
At least five major events will be staged in the one state, transferring tournaments from Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Hobart as well as Adelaide.
The move comes in the event’s second year, having first been held in Adelaide in January 2020, replacing the long-running Sydney International tennis tournament.
2020 was the first time Adelaide had held an ATP or WTA tournament since 2008 when the city’s traditional summer tournament moved to Brisbane.