Denis Shapovalov accuses Queen's club of discrimination against female players

Saturday, 18 June 2022 at 04:00
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Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov has called out the organizers of the Cinch Championships, accusing them of discriminatory practices against female tennis players.
Although the World No.15 suffered an early exit in the singles competition, he is still competing in the doubles event. The 2021 Wimbledon semifinalist slammed the Queen's Club on Friday for failing to let WTA players practice on their courts when he tweeted:
"Ironic that @TheQueensClub is named after a powerful, extraordinary woman yet is openly discriminating against professional female tennis players by not allowing them to train at the club when they need to prepare for @Wimbledon. Time to review this policy #tennis #genderequality".
His girlfriend Mirjam Bjorklund plays the Wimbledon qualifying event next week.
Shapovalov is through to the doubles semifinal at Queen's but crashed out of the singles tournament in his opening match. He has stayed on-site to continue playing doubles alongside Rohan Bopanna, while also training for Wimbledon.

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