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20 April 2022, 15:40

Players from Russia, Belarus banned from Wimbledon 2022

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MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) – The Wimbledon organizers decided to ban the players from Russia and Belarus from this year's tournament because of the situation in Ukraine, TASS informs.

Wimbledon 2022 was to feature world number two Daniil Medvedev, world number eight Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov (World No.26), Aslan Karatsev (30), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (15), Daria Kasatkina (26), Veronika Kudermetova (29), Lyudmila Samsonova (31), Ekaterina Alexandrova (39) and others.

Earlier, the International Tennis Federation suspended the membership of the tennis federations of Russia and Belarus and canceled tournaments in these countries. The exclusion of the Russian and Belarusian teams from the Davis Cup and the Billie Jean King Cup 2022 were also confirmed. However, the Women's Tennis Association and the Association of Tennis Professionals allowed players from Russia and Belarus to participate in tournaments under their aegis in neutral status.

Wimbledon 2022 is scheduled for 27 June-10 July.

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