Victoria Azarenka to Miss Wimbledon Over Controversial Player Ban

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Victoria Azarenka is anticipated to miss this year’s Wimbledon Championship as a result of the All England Club’s decision to ban players of Russian or Belarusian nationality. Amidst the geopolitical background of Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine, and under guidance provided by the British government, Wimbledon announced its ban last Wednesday in order to “limit […] READ MORE


The Cost of Wimbledon’s Russia Ban

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Several months ahead of the year’s only grass-court Major, Wimbledon officials have published a new policy to ban players of Russian or Belarusian origin. The exclusionary move was announced amidst the geopolitical background of Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine. According to a statement issued by the All England Club last Wednesday, the decision to ban […] READ MORE


Wimbledon’s Ban on Russian Athletes: An Embarrassing Disgrace

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Whether you’re a tennis fan or not, the likelihood is that you’ve heard of Wimbledon. Taking place in London, with the all-white rule for players glistening under the summer sun with a stunning Centre Court with tons of history, there’s no wonder it’s the biggest and most prestigious tournament in all of tennis. In January […] READ MORE


Anger Over Wimbledon Ban Is Seriously Misplaced

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Cries of unfairness rang out across the tennis world when news broke of the Wimbledon ban on Russian and Belarusian tennis players. Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Viktoria Azarenka, and Aryna Sabalenka are among the stars who won’t step on the exalted grass of Wimbledon this summer as a result of Russia’s Ukraine invasion. Is the […] READ MORE


Davis Cup Finals: Russia vs Sweden Quarterfinal Prediction

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The fourth and final quarterfinal matchup of the 2021 Davis Cup Finals looks to be the most lopsided matchup as Russia takes on Sweden in Madrid. The Russians are arguably the strongest team in the draw, boasting four players ranked in the top 30, spearheaded by a pair of top 10 stars in Daniil Medvedev […] READ MORE


ATP Cup Team Profile: Russia and Daniil Medvedev

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2020 was a dominant year for Russian tennis, with their two top stars lighting up the tour from the start of the year to the end. A strong showing at the ATP Cup in 2020 leaves the chances of winning the tournament very high for the Russia camp, boasted even more so this year with […] READ MORE


Andrey Kuznetsov to return at ATP Prague Open

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Andrey Kuznetsov will return to ATP tennis after a two-and-a-half-year absence at the Prague Open Challenger event in the Czech Republic, which begins on August 17. The Russian played his last ATP match in January 2018, a three-set loss to Ilya Ivashka at the Challenger in Koblenz, Germany. He has struggled with injuries, and was […] READ MORE




Maria Sharapova Needs to Show Fight in Shenzhen as she Plows on in Tennis

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Maria Sharapova returns, last seen at the US Open—a tournament that promised much from her, but did not deliver. Maria Sharapova needs to Reward Supporters with on-court Performances This should be seen as Sharapova’s opportunity for a first title since October 2017, when she won the Tianjin Open. Such a long drought without a title […] READ MORE