Tennis: Belarus Association condemns Wimbledon exclusion


The Belarusian tennis association has sharply criticized the exclusion of its professionals from the Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon.

The decision “leads to hate and intolerance,” said the BTF association on Thursday and threatened legal action. On Wednesday, the organizers in London excluded professionals from Russia and Belarus from this year’s Wimbledon tournament because of the Ukraine war.

“The Tennis Union of Belarus categorically condemns the decision. Such destructive steps do not help in any way to resolve the conflict, but only lead to hatred and intolerance,” it said in a statement.

Among the pros from Belarus suffering from the loss are last year’s semi-finalist Aryna Sabalenka and former world number one Viktoria Asarenka.


Source: RSS-Feed: Aktuelle News | sport.de by www.sport.de.

*The article has been translated based on the content of RSS-Feed: Aktuelle News | sport.de by www.sport.de. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!