Wimbledon, LTA fined $1 million by WTA for Russian, Belarusian ban
Both organizations have launched an appeal, as AELTC CEO Sally Bolton doubled down calling the ban “the right decision” and “the only viable option” for Wimbledon.
The American is likely to set a new benchmark when he faces Jannik Sinner in the third round of Wimbledon Friday.
"You can't say no to Venus twice," the Brit said, after taking a wild card into the event with the six-time Wimbledon doubles champion.
Along with established player Cameron Norrie, the likes of Jack Draper, Ryan Peniston, Alastair Gray and Liam Broady all joined the former world No. 1 in winning their Wimbledon openers.
The Australian held off wild card Paul Jubb in five sets, but had multiple run-ins beyond his first-round opponent on Tuesday.
The wild (card) boys romped to their first major title in Melbourne earlier this year, and aim to do the same at the All England Club despite the best-of-five format.
The Australian Open and Roland Garros champion remains in the hunt for a Calendar Year Grand Slam as the No. 2 seed at SW19.