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Russian tennis chief unveils nationwide girls’s squad for Summer time Olympics in Tokyo – Sport

MOSCOW, June 8. /TASS, Andrey Kartashov/. Shamil Tarpishchev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF), on Tuesday, revealed to TASS the preliminary roster of the nationwide workforce for the ladies’s tennis competitions heading to the Olympics in Tokyo this summer season.

“The roster can be primarily based on the outcomes of the scores, which can be printed this coming Monday following the [2021] French Open tennis event,” Tarpishchev informed TASS. “Nonetheless, it’s already clear that the workforce can be represented by [Veronika] Kudermetova, [Anastasia] Pavlyuchenkova, [Yekaterina] Alexandrova, and, more than likely, by [Daria] Kasatkina.”

The 2021 French Open tennis event runs in Paris between Could 30 and June 13, and this yr 17 million euro ($20.8 million) in prize cash is up for grabs.

“[Yelena] Vesnina is bound to play in girls’s duo competitions, however we’ll resolve in a while the pair for her, and it could be both [Vera] Zvonareva] or Kudermetova,” the RTF president acknowledged.

Two months in the past, Tarpishchev introduced to TASS that the nationwide males’s tennis workforce on the Olympics in Tokyo can be represented by tennis gamers Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov, and Aslan Karatsev.

A complete of 64 gamers, every within the males’s and ladies’s competitions, can be allowed to participate within the Olympic Video games in Japan this summer season. Fifty-six tennis gamers can be chosen primarily based on the ATP (the Affiliation of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (the Girls Tennis Affiliation) rating lists, whereas the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) will subject eight extra invites for gamers within the every class.

The 2020 Summer time Olympic Video games in Japan’s capital of Tokyo can be held this yr between July 23 and August 8. In March 2020, the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) determined to postpone for one yr the 2020 Summer time Olympic and Paralympic Video games in Japan as a result of COVID-19 unfold.

As of as we speak, Japan is ranked thirty fourth globally by way of reported COVID-19 instances, which at the moment stand at over 762,400. A complete of over 13,570 folks have died of the novel coronavirus an infection there, whereas greater than 706,640 have recovered from the sickness.

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