The Wimbledon Championships have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Club confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.
The tournament was due to be played between 29 June and 12 July.
The entire grass-court season has been abandoned, and there will be no professional tennis anywhere in the world until at least 13 July.
Wimbledon is the latest major summer sporting event to be called off, with Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics postponed for 12 months.
Serena Williams wrote on Twitter, “I’m Shooked”.
I’m Shooked https://t.co/dS0cNcCdm0— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 1, 2020
“Devastated,” wrote the eight-times champion Federer on Twitter.
It is the first time Wimbledon has been canceled since World War II, which ended in 1945.
This is also the first time since the tournament began in 1877 that the event will not be played during peacetime.