In addition to the current debate around the chosen disciplinary punishment, the organizers of Wimbledon will be forced to make due without a significant number of notable players. In point of fact, neither the men’s nor the women’s tournaments are going to include any unexpected comebacks.
Roger Federer has decided not to compete in the London tournament, which will also be without three top-ten players due to the absences of Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, as well as Alexander Zverev, who is injured. All of the following tennis players have announced that they would not compete in the Grand Slam tournament in 2022: Aryna Sabalenka, Victoria Azarenka, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Daria Kasatkina, Veronika Kudermetova, Liudmila Samsonova, and Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Even more dismal information may be seen on the admissions list. The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, who have won a combined 12 All England Club titles (Serena has won seven of those titles and Venus has won five), have decided not to compete in this year’s tournament.
Particularly concerning is the fact that Serena Williams’ career seems to be heading in an uncertain direction. The defending Wimbledon champion suffered an injury on her right leg while competing against Aliaksandra Sasnovich and was thus forced to retire from her last match. When she was finally cornered into surrendering, the score was 3-3.
Serena Williams has confirmed, contrary to widespread speculation, that she is prepared to end her career on the professional tennis tour. “I’ve spent the better part of the last decade getting ready for today. I’m all ready to depart. I am a big believer in being ready for anything at any time, and you can count on me to always be ready.”
There is a sense of harmony and equilibrium in one’s life, in spite of the fact that some days are more challenging than others. Despite the fact that she wants to prioritize spending time with her loved ones, the fact that she is now a mother and a wife makes it more challenging for her to do so. As a direct consequence of this, the group responsible for organizing Wimbledon 2022 is continuing to face challenges both on and off the court.
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have reached an agreement to punish the organizers of the London Slam by not awarding points for the competition.
This is a reaction to the decision made by the organizers of the competition to bar tennis players from Russia and Belarus from participating. “The ability of players of all nationalities to participate in events on the basis of merit and without discrimination is critical for the Tour,” according to an official statement issued by the heads of the worldwide tennis community.
The decision made by Wimbledon to exclude Russian and Belarussian players from competing in the UK tournament runs against the goals of the ATP and tarnishes the prestige of the organization as a whole.
It is with deep sadness and reluctance that we must announce that the ATP and WTA ranking points will no longer be awarded at Wimbledon beginning in June 27, 2022. This conclusion was reached since there had been no change in the relevant conditions.