Athletistic/Tennis. Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina has commented on the suspension of Russians and Belarusians from the 2022 Wimbledon tournament, as well as the fact that the ATP and WTA insist on not crediting ranking points for performances at Wimbledon in support of suspended athletes.

“The situation is complicated, it is even very difficult to talk about this topic now. We don’t want to lose our jobs, that’s obvious. And we are happy that our conditional employer supports us. This week there was news that WTA tournaments are held in England without deduction of points, according to Wimbledon – it is still unknown. We are also all waiting, until we really understand what is going on. Little is up to us,” Kasatkina said.

Earlier, Wimbledon organizers banned Russian and Belarusian tennis players from participating in the tournament. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) have condemned this decision, because. at tournaments under the auspices of the ATP and WTA, Russians and Belarusians are allowed to play in a neutral status without using the national symbols of their states. The ATP and WTA have also objected to crediting ranking points for performances at Wimbledon due to the fact that there will be no tennis players from Russia and Belarus at the tournament.