Wimbledon bans Russian and Belarusian tennis players – level 2

27-04-2022 07:00

On Wednesday, Wimbledon organizers announced that Russian and Belarusian tennis players couldn’t play at this year’s event.

The organizers said that there was no reason for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Russia couldn’t get any benefits from the players taking part at Wimbledon. It was the first time in a long time that the organizers banned players. The last time this happened was after World War II for German and Japanese players.

This decision affected Daniel Medvedev, the Russian US Open champion and current men’s world number two. Other affected players were the men’s world number eight Andrey Rublev of Russia, the women’s number four Aryna Sabalenka, and number sixteen Victoria Azarenka, both of Belarus.

Difficult words: invasion (when a country enters and takes control of another country by force), benefit (something that helps or makes a situation better), decision (what someone does after thinking and talking about what is the best thing to do).

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