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Russia-born Natela Dzalamidze on altering her nationality to Georgian – Had the possibility to compete on the Olympics

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Currently, the 29-year-old Natela Dzalamidze’s nationality is registered as Georgian on the entry checklist of Wimbledon.

Natela Dzalamidze. Courtesy: Natela Dzalamidze Instagram

HIGHLIGHTSDzalamidze modified her nationality to GeorgianDzalamidze will accomplice Aleksandra Krunic within the ladies’s doubles at WimbledonThe Wimbledon will begin on Monday, June 27

Russia-born tennis star Natela Dzalamidze talked about that she determined to vary nationality to Georgian as she needed to participate within the Olympics. Moreover, she stated that having the ability to participate in Wimbledon, scheduled to get underway on Monday, June 27, was a bonus.

Back In April, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) banned gamers from Russia and Belarus from taking part within the upcoming grass-court match within the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Currently, Dzalamidze’s nationality is registered as Georgian within the entry checklist of Wimbledon. The 29-year-old tennis star is all set to accomplice Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic within the ladies’s doubles.

The WTA Tour stated in an announcement Dzalamidze had adopted the foundations and laws for altering her nationality.

“In Natela’s case, she submitted a Georgian passport and ID as she has dual citizenship, and, as a result, her nationality has been officially changed within the WTA system. This took place prior to the finalisation and release of the Wimbledon entry lists,” the assertion stated.

Dzalamidze, whose father hails from Georgia, said the Russian tennis has loads of depth and the nation’s suspension from the Billie Jean King Cup led to the swap.

“My decision was made because I am focusing on my career and would like to have the chance to compete at the Olympic Games,” Dzalamidze was quoted as saying.

“The first discussion I had with the WTA was during Indian Wells at the beginning of March.

“If I made the choice to play for Georgia and have an opportunity to play Wimbledon, why not? At the second I’ve my finest rating and my perspective is now significantly better in Georgia.”

Earlier, the WTA determined that Wimbledon gained’t have rating factors after the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian gamers from the match.