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Roger Federer and Serena Williams not included on entry lists for Wimbledon


ROGER FEDERER and Serena Williams haven’t been included within the entry lists for this month’s Wimbledon.

Organisers have revealed the lists forward of the yr’s third Grand Slam, which begins on June 27, and neither eight-time males’s champion Federer or seven-time ladies’s winner Williams function.

However each gamers may nonetheless seem at SW19 as wild-card entries, with these but to be introduced.

Organisers stated on Wimbledon’s official web site: “Wild playing cards for the Qualifying Competitors and Primary Draw occasions will probably be introduced shortly earlier than The Championships 2022.

“Seedings for The Championships 2022 will probably be introduced shortly earlier than the Fortnight and comply with world rating.”

Federer, 40, has not featured on the ATP Tour since his quarter-final defeat finally yr’s Wimbledon in opposition to Hubert Hurcakz as a result of a knee harm, which required additional surgical procedure final yr.

It has been speculated that he may very well be contemplating retirement, however the Swiss 20-time Grand Slam winner introduced in April on his Instagram account that his rehab was going effectively.

Williams, whose sister Venus can be not on the record, has not featured on the WTA circuit since she withdrew from final yr’s Wimbledon as a result of harm.

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The 40-year-old appeared for her first-round match in opposition to Aliaksandra Sasnovich with heavy strapping on her thigh and retired in the course of the opening set after slipping twice.

World quantity two Daniil Medvedev is among the many Russian and Belarusian gamers who’ve been banned by the All-England Membership following the invasion of Ukraine.

However former world primary Naomi Osaka is included. The 24-year-old stated final month that she was “not 100% certain” if she would compete after the WTA stripped the match of rating factors because of the exclusion of gamers from Russia and Belarus.



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