"See you in Cincinnati": Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova among players affected by Prague Open ban on Russian and Belarusian players

Sunday, 30 July 2023 at 17:00
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For the second week running, the WTA have had a storm regarding Russian and Belarusian players not being allowed in to play in tournaments in Poland and now Czech Republic.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, former Roland Garros finalist was one of those players who was affected by this. She took to social media to confirm that she planned to play Prague.
But after a player was deported at the airport and others such as Erika Andreeva, Aliaksandra Sasnovich among others told not to travel, it seems she was one that also couldn't make it over.
"Hi guys! As you saw the previous post, i will not be able to participate in Prague next week. I continue my preparation on hard courts for US Series now. See you in Cincinnati and US Open," she wrote on Instagram.
It has been mainly Challenger tennis for the Russian since a long injury layoff losing in a recent final to Arantxa Rus who went on to lift Hamburg European Open this week.
She reached the quarter-finals at the French Open also. But did not play Wimbledon.
This was due to the likelihood of her getting a wildcard being low due to the ongoing war with Ukraine and her not having enough points to play at the time under a protected ranking.

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