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Olympic chief takes swipe at Wimbledon’s Russian ban

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has cited the case of Wimbledon’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players while cautioning against political interference in sport, but again attempted to justify the measures his organization has recommended against the two countries. Speaking at the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations …

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Djokovic slams Wimbledon’s Russia ban

World number one Novak Djokovic has slammed the decision to ban players from Russia and Belarus from competing at this year’s Wimbledon, and has backed the decision by both the ATP and WTP to withhold rankings points from the third Grand Slam of the year. Wimbledon organizers recently announced that …

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Osaka hints at Wimbledon snub over rankings row

Japanese tennis ace Naomi Osaka has refused to confirm if she will compete at this summer’s Wimbledon after the ATP and WTA stripped the event of its rankings points this year, following the All England Club’s decision to ban players from Russia and Belarus from competing.  The annual grass court …

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American ace issues fierce support for Wimbledon punishment

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens has firmly backed the decision to strip Wimbledon of its rankings points following its ban on Russian and Belarusian players. Stephens called the move by the WTA “correct” and said “discrimination will never be tolerated” by the women’s tour. The WTA and men’s counterpart the …

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Wimbledon chiefs react to points stripping

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has responded after its grand slam Wimbledon was stripped of ranking points by the women’s and men’s WTA and ATP tours, and also revealed that it is “considering our options”. The tours made their announcements on Friday night one after the other, with …

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Ukrainian tennis player criticizes Wimbledon points stripping

Retired Ukrainian tennis player Alexandr Dolgopolov has blasted his former sport’s men’s and women’s tennis tours, the ATP and WTA, for deciding to strip Wimbledon of its ranking points. The ATP and WTA made separate announcements revealing their moves on Friday night, which come as a response to the All …

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ATP punishes Wimbledon for Russian ban

The ATP has declared it will strip Wimbledon of rankings points at this year’s tournament after the grass court Grand Slam banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing. The ATP announced the move in a statement on Friday, saying: “The ability for players of any nationality to enter tournaments based …

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Nadal slams Wimbledon ban on Russians

All-time grand slam wins leader Rafael Nadal has joined generational rival Novak Djokovic in criticizing Wimbledon’s ban on Russian tennis stars.  Though Russian players are currently allowed to perform on the WTA and ATP women’s and men’s tours under natural status, Wimbledon organizers the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) …

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Arab trailblazer questions Wimbledon’s anti-Russian stance

Tunisian history-maker Ons Jabeur has added her voice to the criticism of Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players, saying she doesn’t understand “how it’s now okay to mix sport and politics.” Jabeur is the first Arab tennis star – male or female – to enter the top 10 …

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