‘Discriminatory and intolerable’ Sloane Stephens slams Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2022 championships

Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens was very vocal about their opinions Wimbledon Decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from participating in the June Major.

the previous US Open Champion won their first round match against Jule Niemeier (5-7 6-4 6-2) at the French Open. She was asked about the decision that Wimbledon was removed from its rankings due to the decision to ban the Russian and Belarusian players due to the war.

The 29-year-old said: “I think the decision made was the right one. I think there was a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes that the press doesn’t know about and I think there was a lot of mishandling of how it was all handled. We’ll just go from there.”

“I mean, of course I support our CEO, I support my advice, I support the players. The decision that was made was obviously not taken lightly. I think if you’re being cornered and that’s all you can do, I think that’s why the decision was made and I support it. She added

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Sloane Stephens shows support for the hard working Russian and Belarusian players

Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens in the post-match press conference showed a lot of support for the players from Russia and Belarus, who through no fault of their own are not given a chance to play at Wimbledon.

She said: “I can tell you we worked really hard to make sure everyone had a fair opportunity to play and at the end of the day that didn’t happen. I think a lot of players and people around were misinformed about what happened and what actually happened in the weeks leading up to a final decision.”

“I think that’s a bit unfair, but it’s the world we live in. We live in social media. We live in people who talk and tweet and all that stuff. That’s how it is, but I think the decision that was made was the best for the tour and for the players.” She added.

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