Billie Jean King urges Wimbledon to lift Russia, Belarus ban


Tennis great Billie Jean King urges Wimbledon to lift its ban on Russian and Belarusian players. – AFP pic, January 25, 2023.

TENNIS great Billie Jean King urged Wimbledon today to lift its ban on Russian and Belarusian players, saying “life is too short”.

Players from both countries were barred from the Grand Slam last year over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the tournament stripped of ranking points as a result.


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