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Explained: Wimbledon bans Russian and Belarussian players. What it means?
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Explained: Wimbledon bans Russian and Belarussian players. What it means?

The All England Club on Wednesday announced a ban on tennis players from Russia and Belarus at Wimbledon this year as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Wimbledon 2021: 'Massive pride in our girl', Australians celebrate Ashleigh Barty's historic title win
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Wimbledon 2021: 'Massive pride in our girl', Australians celebrate Ashleigh Barty's historic title win

The 25-year-old clinched her maiden crown at the All England Club by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 on Saturday, adding to the French Open title she won in 2019.

Wimbledon 2021 to host full capacity crowds on centre court and No 1 court from quarter-finals
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Wimbledon 2021 to host full capacity crowds on centre court and No 1 court from quarter-finals

Before Wimbledon began, the All England Club had said it would be able to allow full crowds only for the two singles finals.

Wimbledon 2021: Andy Murray wins first tournament singles since 2017 as he beats Nikoloz Basilashvili in four sets
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Wimbledon 2021: Andy Murray wins first tournament singles since 2017 as he beats Nikoloz Basilashvili in four sets

Murray, the champion in 2013 and 2016 but who has fought a long battle with hip and groin injuries in recent years, triumphed 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 over the 24th seeded Basilashvili.

Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic slides to victory; Tsitsipas crashes and Andy Murray shines as Wimbledon makes soggy return
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Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic slides to victory; Tsitsipas crashes and Andy Murray shines as Wimbledon makes soggy return

Djokovic dropped the first set against Jack Draper, but soon snuffed out any danger of him becoming only the third defending champion to lose in the first round, by sweeping through the remainder of the tie.

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko beats Anett Kontaveit in straight sets to win Eastbourne International
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Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko beats Anett Kontaveit in straight sets to win Eastbourne International

Ranked 43 in the world, former French Open champion Ostapenko was handed a wildcard to the Wimbledon warm-up event and could be a contender at the All England Club where she was a semi-finalist in 2018.

Wimbledon organisers announce that rest day in middle of tournament will be scrapped from 2022
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Wimbledon organisers announce that rest day in middle of tournament will be scrapped from 2022

Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam that has a day off during the fortnight but this provides scheduling challenges, particularly when there is bad weather in the first week.

Wimbledon to scrap queues this year as part of coronavirus measures
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Wimbledon to scrap queues this year as part of coronavirus measures

Organisers are working on the basis that a reduced number of fans will be allowed into the grounds but are trying to be as flexible as possible to accommodate whatever the rules are in June and July.

Wimbledon expecting reduced attendance for 2021 tournament due to coronavirus restrictions
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Wimbledon expecting reduced attendance for 2021 tournament due to coronavirus restrictions

Because of the likelihood of continued social distancing requirements, one of the defining sights of Wimbledon — the long line of people around the grounds of the All England Club — will be missing.

Wimbledon confirms Grand Slam event will take place in 2021, even without fans
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Wimbledon confirms Grand Slam event will take place in 2021, even without fans

Wimbledon was cancelled this year for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: In summer without Wimbledon, COVID-19 continues to bring misery to the world
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Coronavirus Outbreak: In summer without Wimbledon, COVID-19 continues to bring misery to the world

With Wimbledon cancelled, all we can do is look wistfully at old pictures of the manicured lawns and lament at how much coronavirus is taking from our spirit.

Wimbledon officials prepping for scheduled start despite Roland Garros postponement due to Coronavirus
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Wimbledon officials prepping for scheduled start despite Roland Garros postponement due to Coronavirus

The All England Club said it will close the museum in its grounds, which is open all year, and other facilities following the British government’s recommendation to avoid unnecessary gatherings.

All England Club promote strategic planning and operations director Sally Bolton to chief executive from 2020 Wimbledon
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All England Club promote strategic planning and operations director Sally Bolton to chief executive from 2020 Wimbledon

Bolton is currently serving as the All England Club's strategic planning and operations director, having joined the Wimbledon organizer in 2016

Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis set to step down after 2020 tournament
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Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis set to step down after 2020 tournament

Under CEO Richard Lewis, Wimbledon saw a remarkable 160% increase in player prize money, Court No. 1 was rebuilt and the grass-court season was extended

Ashleigh Barty maintains numero uno spot in latest WTA rankings despite last-16 exit at Wimbledon 2019
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Ashleigh Barty maintains numero uno spot in latest WTA rankings despite last-16 exit at Wimbledon 2019

Ashleigh Barty who was hoping to become the first Australian to win at the All England Club since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980, lost in three sets to the American Alison Riske.

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep lauds All England Club's traditions as 'special'
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Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep lauds All England Club's traditions as 'special'

Wimbledon 2019 women's singles champion Simona Halep has said that she considers the traditions of the All England Club very special and beautiful

Wimbledon 2019: 'It was the best match of my life', says Simona Halep after dominant victory over Serena Williams
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Wimbledon 2019: 'It was the best match of my life', says Simona Halep after dominant victory over Serena Williams

Until this year, Simona Halep had never got beyond the semi-finals at Wimbledon while a last-four run in 2015 remains her best performance at the US Open.

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep blazes her way to first SW19 title with straight sets win over hapless Serena Williams
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Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep blazes her way to first SW19 title with straight sets win over hapless Serena Williams

Simona Halep was not focused on trying to prevent Serena Williams from winning a 24th Grand Slam title. All Halep cared about was winning Wimbledon for the first time.

Wimbledon 2019: Outgoing match referee Andrew Jarrett says on-court conduct was worse in era of John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors
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Wimbledon 2019: Outgoing match referee Andrew Jarrett says on-court conduct was worse in era of John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors

Wimbledon referee Andrew Jarrett said that the players' on-court conduct was improving and because of that, tennis was heading in the right direction

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep says she is happy to be fulfilling mother's dream by playing final at SW19
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Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep says she is happy to be fulfilling mother's dream by playing final at SW19

Simona Halep said that it was her mother's dream to see her play the final on the centre court of the All England Club in front of the royal box