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British seek allies over ban on Russians and Belarusians amid fears Wimbledon could be left isolated

British tennis seek allies over ban on Russians and Belarusians with Scandinavian international locations considering alongside the identical traces amid fears Wimbledon could be left isolated… as SW19 chiefs put together to answer questions over the controversial coverage

  • Lawn Tennis Association imposed unilateral bans on Russians and Belarusians
  • Now the Italian Open and occasions throughout Scandinavia could be part of its stance
  • There is anticipated to be extra speak at authorities degree in regards to the French Open

British tennis is hoping {that a} rising variety of nations will be part of its stance on Russian gamers to save lots of its occasions from being sanctioned by the excursions.

Talks between international locations at authorities degree could depart Wimbledon and the Lawn Tennis Association much less isolated within the unilateral bans they’ve imposed on Russians and Belarusians.

The authorities in Rome are already recognized to be contemplating stopping Russians and Belarusians from collaborating in subsequent month’s Italian Open.

Belarus star Victoria Azarenka (above) has been banned from playing at Wimbledon this year

Belarus star Victoria Azarenka (above) has been banned from taking part in at Wimbledon this year

According to sources, a number of northern European territories who host skilled occasions, particularly throughout Scandinavia, at the moment are considering alongside the identical traces.

Now that the French elections are over, there’s anticipated to be extra speak at authorities degree about making use of extra constant coverage in the entire space.

The French Open will start on May 22, and at current the likes of Russia’s males’s world No 2 Daniil Medvedev are allowed to enter.

Meanwhile, Emma Raducanu has moved as much as a career-best No 11 on this planet following her promising performances final week in Stuttgart the place she reached the quarter-finals. The 19-year-old is because of play within the Madrid Open later this week.

Russia’s world No 2 Daniil Medvedev can currently still enter the Italian Open and French Open

Russia’s world No 2 Daniil Medvedev can at present nonetheless enter the Italian Open and French Open

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