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Tennis. British ATP and WTA tournaments are threatened with suspension

In addition, the ATP fined the LTA one million dollars (€953,000) for the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian players last summer in response to the Ukraine war. This fine corresponds to a distribution of $200,000 for the five tournaments concerned (Queen’s, Eastbourne, as well as the Challengers of Surbiton, Nottingham and Ilkley). In turn, the WTA imposed a fine of $750,000 on the LTA (for its tournaments in Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne), and one of $250,000 on the All England Lawn Tennis Club, the organizer of Wimbledon. LTA, “deeply disappointedHe blames “ATP” for that.A surprising lack of empathy for the situation in Ukraine and a lack of clear understanding of the unique circumstanceshe face

  • Wimbledon. men’s schedule and results
  • Wimbledon. women’s schedule and results
  • WTA ranking
  • ATP ranking

We will prepare our response and await the outcome of our appeal against the WTA decision and sanction.– concludes the statement of LTA. Wimbledon, which is independent of the ATP as well as the WTA, also rejected Russian and Belarusian players. In response, the ATP and WTA decided not to award any ranking points to the grass-court major, which is not affected by the sanctions and fines against the LTA. ATP did not immediately respond when contacted by AFP.

Source: Le Figaro

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