WTA disappointed with decision to ban Russian, Belarusian players from Wimbledon

Daniil Medwedew of Russia hits a forehand during the third round match against Marin Cilic of Croatia at the Wimbledon last year. Wimbledon organisers have ruled to bar Russian and Belarusian tennis players from the tournament in July over the crisis in Ukraine. – EPA pic, April 21, 2022.

THE decision to ban Russian and Belarusian tennis players from competing at Wimbledon is a form of discrimination, Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said.

The association in a statement yesterday said it was disappointed with the decision and “will be evaluating its next steps and what actions may be taken regarding these decisions,” Russian news agency (TASS) reported.

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