Media: the head of the WTA supported the idea not to award points for performance at Wimbledon

Daily Mail: The head of the WTA supported the idea not to award points for performance at Wimbledon

MOSCOW, May 18 – The head of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Steve Simon, held a meeting with the players, during which he supported the idea not to award rating points for playing at Wimbledon after the organizers of the tournament did not allow Russians and Belarusians, reports the Daily Mail.
The source notes that Simon’s decision could be officially approved this week if the WTA board of directors and the organization’s players’ council agree. It is reported that the WTA, following the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), will retain rating points in the British tournaments in London and Eastbourne.
In April, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) denied Russian and Belarusian athletes participation in Wimbledon due to the situation in Ukraine. Also, players from Russia and Belarus were banned from playing at grass tournaments in the UK under the auspices of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). Such measures were condemned by the ATP, WTA and leading tennis players, including world number one Novak Djokovic and former world number one Briton Andy Murray.

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