The decision of the Women’s Tennis Association was caused by the non-admission of Russians and Belarusians to the tournament
Marta Kostyuk commented on the decision of the WTA not to award rating points on Wimbledon this year.
The WTA made this decision jointly with the ATP and ITF in connection with the non-admission to the tournament of Russian and Belarusian tennis players, the leadership of whose countries unleashed a full-scale war in Ukraine.
“I would say that 80-85% of the players have nothing to do with the decision of the WTA. This is so ridiculous that I just can’t believe it. None of the players’ representatives on the Council have contacted me. None of them asked my opinion what I think. It’s as if Ukrainian players don’t exist,” Kostyuk said.
“Look what Rafael Nadal said, what Novak Djokovic says [предложение, чтобы украинские теннисисты сыграли с россиянами и белорусами в выставочном формате или миксте на Уимблдоне — прим.]. How can you get support from the Tour when the top three players say things like that? Victoria Azarenka is on the Players’ Council, decides on points at Wimbledon, where she does not even participate, and at the same time says that she has no personal interest in making decisions. But even the fact that she is present on all conference calls is already ridiculous.”
Yesterday Kostyuk flew out in the first round of Roland Garros, losing in two sets to the Egyptian Mayar Sheriff.
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