The Daily Mail: Wimbledon to pay $1 million fine for the ban of Russian and Belarusian tennis players

Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) will resolve the appeal on this issue only after full payment of the fine.

The Daily Mail: Wimbledon organizers will pay $ 1 million for the removal of Russians and Belarusians
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By Marina Krizhanovskaya

According to British media reports, the UK Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club have been fined just over $1 million for excluding tennis players from Russia and Belarus from participating in three tournaments. It is noted that tennis players were not allowed to tournaments held in Eastbourne, Nottingham and Birmingham.

In particular, it is reported that the British Lawn Tennis Association must pay 620 thousand pounds ($750.6 thousand). All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club – 207 thousand pounds ($ 250.9 thousand).

Wimbledon’s All England club and the LTA intend to appeal, with the support of the British government, which has reacted angrily to the fines, according to The Daily Mail.

The press also reports that the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) will resolve the appeal only after the full payment of the fine. It is noted that this move “leaves the British authorities no choice but to shell out more than 827 thousand pounds before they can defend”.

Earlier it was reported that Russian and Belarusian tennis players were admitted to the US Open tournament under a neutral flag . Sports events will be held in New York from August 29 to September 11.

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