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3 World Tennis Body Sanctions Against Russia

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022 – 15:15 WIB

VIVA – The combined international tennis body consisting of the ATP, WTA, ITF and the four Grand Slam boards namely the Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon and Roland Garros united their voices condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by issuing a number of decisions today, Wednesday 2 March 2022 .

In condemnation, the international tennis bodies issued and approved the following decisions and actions:

1. The WTA Council and ATP have made the decision to postpone the joint event under the auspices of the two organizations in October in Moscow, Russia.

2. The ITF Council suspended the membership of the Russian Tennis Federation and the Belarus Tennis Federation, and revoked their participation in all ITF international team competitions until further notice. This action follows the indefinite cancellation of all ITF tournaments in Russia and Belarus.

3. For now, players from Russia and Belarus will continue to be allowed to compete in international tennis events on the Tour and Grand Slam. However, they will compete without the names or flags of the two countries until further notice.

Through in-depth discussions, the World Tennis Organization considers the safety of the sports community as an urgent collective priority so that all input and opinions from athletes to former athletes are considered for international tennis bodies to take action.

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