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Russians Who Denounce Invasion Should Play At Wimbledon – Svitolina



Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina has said Russian and Belarusian players who speak out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should be allowed to compete at Wimbledon.

On Wednesday, the All England Lawn Tennis Club banned players from the two countries from competing at this year’s tournament for their role in the war.

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Governing bodies the ATP and WTA described the decision as “unfair”.

“We don’t want them banned completely,” Svitolina told BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast.

“If players don’t speak out against the Russian government, then it is the right thing to ban them.”

“We just want them to speak up, if they are with us and the rest of the world or the Russian government.

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