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16 March 2022, 17:41

WTA chief says athletes should not be banned from tournaments because of politics

Steve Simon. Photo courtesy of WTA
Steve Simon. Photo courtesy of WTA

MINSK, 16 March (BelTA) – Head of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Steve Simon speaks against banning players because of this or that political position of the country their represent, BBC informs.

“You never know what future may bring. But I can tell you that we have never banned athletes from participating on our tour as the result of political positions their leadership may take,” Steve Simon said.

Earlier, WTA and ATP took the decision on Belarusian and Russian tennis players to play at tournaments under a neutral flag.

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