Russia, Belarus Tennis Athletes Forced To Play Under Neutral Flags In U.S. Open

Russia, Belarus Tennis Athletes Forced To Play Under Neutral Flags In U.S. Open


Mike McNulty, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, shared the association’s solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

“Tennis has done much through Tennis Plays for Peace for humanitarian support of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the need for help only continues to grow. The USTA will be responding very soon with a broad set of initiatives that will include significant financial assistance and other programs to further support humanitarian relief and the people of Ukraine,” he said.

The move comes after Russia was restricted from two international team events in tennis in which it was the reigning champion, the Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup.

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Wimbledon, which begins June 27, announced in April that it would ban all Russian and Belarusian athletes. The move barred men’s top-ranked player, Russian

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