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Russian-born tennis player Natela Dzalamidze changes nationality to represent Georgia due to the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine



Russian-born tennis participant, Natela Dzalamidze has modified her nationality to Georgian to keep away from the ban Wimbledon imposed on all Russian gamers following the nation’s invasion of Ukraine.

The doubles specialist, ranked No. 43 on this planet, is now formally listed as having Georgian nationality on the WTA web site and is eligible to compete with doubles associate Aleksandra Kruni? of Serbia when Wimbledon will get underway on June 27, in response to CNN. 

This comes after Wimbledon introduced the ban on all Russian and Belarusian athletes again in April.

A few of tennis’ largest stars, together with males’s world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev and ladies’s world No. 6 Aryna Sabalenka, is not going to be competing at SW19.

In a press release printed by The Instances, a Wimbledon spokesperson stated they had been unable to cease Dzalamidze, who competed beneath the impartial flag on the French Open, from altering her nationality.

“Participant nationality, outlined because the flag they play beneath at skilled occasions, is an agreed course of that’s ruled by the Excursions and the ITF,” the spokesperson stated.

The ban on Russian and Belarusian gamers has divided the tennis world, and final week, the US Open introduced that it might not be following Wimbledon’s instance later this 12 months, with gamers from each nations eligible to compete beneath a impartial flag.

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