The invasion of Ukraine is continuing to have an impact on the tennis world at this year’s Australian Open.
Players from Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete at Melbourne Park, but only as neutral players not under the name or flag of their country.
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“Players from Russia and Belarus are only able to compete in international tennis events as individuals – and without flags or country recognition – which will be the case for Australian Open 2023,” Tennis Australia said in a statement to WWOS.
“Tennis Australia stands united with the international governing bodies of tennis – the grand slams, the ATP and WTA Tours and the ITF – in its condemnation of Russia’s actions and its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine,” it…