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


Reactions to the Wimbledon Russia Ban

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On Wednesday, the All-England Lawn Tennis Club confirmed the Wimbledon Russia ban. The decision was rumored for weeks, and will forbid Russian and Belarussian players from competing at the Championships. The ban also extends to the Lawn Tennis Association’s UK grass court events. The decision will affect a host of top players, including Daniil Medvedev, […] READ MORE


Why Elina Svitolina is Still a Contender for Roland Garros

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Elina Svitolina is coming into Roland Garros in Paris with a lot on the line – she is still recovering from injury and uncertainty surrounds her fitness level. Following a four match losing streak, it’s clear that a win would be paramount in order to boost her confidence. However, the Ukrainian can’t be counted out […] READ MORE



Elina Svitolina Needs to Overcome Slam Block in 2019

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Before both the Australian and French Opens 2018, you’d have won 9/10 arguments with the view that 23-year-old Ukrainian Elina Svitolina held the best chance. Unfortunately, these are just two examples of Slam underachievement from this undisputed talent. Lack of Slam achievement contributed to the parting of ways with coach Thierry Ascione. Veteran American coach […] READ MORE