LONDON (AFP) – Wimbledon boss will hold up until June 20, days in front of the qualifying occasion, before choosing whether to give a trump card to previous champion Maria Sharapova as she ventures up her arrival from a doping boycott.
The Russian, who won Wimbledon in 2004, made her arrival to aggressive tennis at the Stuttgart Open a week ago after a positive test for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.
She conceded taking the medication, however said her exclusive error was not understanding the substance had been added to the prohibited rundown toward the begin of 2016.
Sharapova was given a two-year suspension, which was decreased to 15 months on offer, and she was a special case section in Stuttgart, an occasion upheld by one of her significant supporters Porsche.
The 30-year-old won three matches in Stuttgart before losing in the semi-finals and this week re-entered the WTA rankings at a humble 262.
Therefore, the five-time Grand Slam champion needs to depend on special cases from competitions to enter driving WTA competitions.
The cut-off positioning for Wimbledon qualifying section will be around 200.
With Sharapova due to contend in the Madrid and Italian Opens, All England Club authorities will hold up to check whether she makes that objective, or even fits the bill for the fundamental draw by moving into the main 100, preceding stressing over the special case issue.
“We have a since quite a while ago settled process for granting trump cards. We consider demands for special cases two weeks before the competition,” All England Club CEO Richard Lewis told journalists at Wimbledon on Wednesday.
“There will be a meeting on June 20 and soon thereafter it will be clear who has been acknowledged into the principle draw in view of rankings.
“No choice will be made until June 20. We will hold up until every one of the truths are known.”
The board of trustees that investigates the special cases will incorporate previous British star Tim Henman, three Wimbledon club individuals including All England Club director Philip Brook, two individuals from the Lawn Tennis Association and a competition arbitrator.
Stream recommended Sharapova s Wimbledon family – she likewise completed runner-up in 2011 – would be thought about in the event that she requests a special case yet would not be a central element.
“We have an attempted and tried process. There is a meeting of the tennis sub-board of trustees in the week prior to the competition. This year is the same,” Brook said.
“We will hold up to check whether Maria applies for a trump card and think about her case. The gathering will examine it and settle on a choice.
“There are various components considered. We take a gander at who has done well in the number one spot up competitions. We will likewise consider what may add enthusiasm to the competition.
“In the event that somebody has a solid record at Wimbledon that would be thought about.”
The French Tennis Federation will declare whether the two-time Roland Garros champion has been granted a special case into the qualifying occasion or the principle draw on May 16.
Creek conceded if Sharapova is given a special case in Paris and endures qualifying into the primary draw it would be bizarre for her to be reprimanded by Wimbledon.
“It may (look odd on the off chance that she met all requirements for the French Open and wasn t here),” he said.
“We are watching out for what the French Open are doing yet we are not examining it.”