Tennis player Potapova rejects IOC’s invitation to 2024 Olympics 19:55

Russian tennis player Anastasia Potapova has rejected the invitation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the Paris Olympics. This was reported by TASS With reference to the IOC press service.

The reasons for this decision of the athlete were not reported.

Potapova is the winner of five WTA tournaments (two of them in singles). In 2016, the Russian won the junior Grand Slam singles tournament. She was the world number one in the ITF junior rankings.

Potapova became the wife of former Russian tennis player Alexander Shevchenko in the winter of 2023. He currently represents the Kazakhstan national team. The couple has known each other since they were nine years old.

On March 6, 2024, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that it had decided to allow Russian and Belarusian tennis players to compete in the Olympic Games in France with neutral status. Russians and Belarusians will be able to compete in the 2024 Olympics if they adhere to the principles of neutral athletes previously formulated by the IOC.

Previously Daniil Medvedev hit Alexander Muller and Wimbledon 2024 advanced to the third round.

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Source: Gazeta

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