- Wimbledon extended a gesture of goodwill
- They will stay here until the end of the tournament
- This gesture is meant to show solidarity to Ukraine
Ukranian tennis players can heave a sigh of relief after Wimbledon extended a gesture of goodwill by providing them with two complimentary hotel rooms.
They will stay here until the end of the tournament. This gesture is meant to show solidarity to Ukraine after All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) was boxed into a corner to allow Russian and Belarusian players play this year.
In addition to inviting Ukrainian refugees who are based nearby in the SW19 region, more than £500,000 will be donated to relief organisations.
The event, which starts on July 3, has received confirmation from the All England Club of a number of additional, diverse adjustments.
Roger Federer will hold a one-time celebration to honour his retirement, and he may still be available to do sporadic BBC broadcasting.
Men’s doubles matches will be reduced to three sets, in line with recent Grand Slams, however this change will be more long-lasting. The wearing of darker-colored undergarments by female players has also been confirmed.
Controversial and longstanding Wimbledon dress code is on its deathbed as certain divisive rules fizzle away this season. Female tennis players can now wear dark undergarments contrary to long held traditions of white knickers only.
This came about as a result of tennis players who were still competing and those who had retired trying to get the organisers to reverse course.
It is customary for Wimbledon competitors to wear all-white clothes since it hides any potential perspiration. The all-white theme, which is appropriate given that Britons are famed for their purist ways, dates back to the Victorian era, when sweating was considered impolite.
All competitors participate in the unmistakable all-white uniform, a tradition that has survived from the Victorian era to the present. On both the men’s and women’s sides of the draws, this contains bras and undergarment.
Another difference from last year is that Barclays will take over as the principal sponsor in place of HSBC as part of what is reportedly an eight figure contract.
Barclays has affixed signage to the umpire’s chair On the Centre Court. Although the planning proposal is far behind schedule, Chief Executive Sally Bolton and outgoing Chairman Ian Hewitt are still committed to moving the qualifying event to the nearby parkland that was once a golf course.
Bolton predicted that it wouldn’t materialise until the early 2030s, and Hewitt revealed some unusual resentment towards the locals who are opposed to the plan.
Meanwhile, ATP Tour and WTA fined AELTC £207,000 and Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) £620,000 for refusing to allow Belarusian and Russian players play at the 2022 Wimbledon.
Bolton termed the fine a big disappointment adding that AELTC never thought the tour would view things this way.
Rumuor had it that WTA secretly fined AELTC over this incidence. Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka recently detailed how hard the 2022 season was for her.
She said that fellow tennis players treated her with contempt since she is Belarusian, yet her country helped Russian invade Ukraine in February 2022.