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Serbia, Australia replace Russia in Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup

After suspending Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, the International Tennis Federation has confirmed the country's replacements in the two tournaments.

Serbia, Australia replace Russia in Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup
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The International Tennis Federation has announced that Russia are to be replaced by Serbia in the Davis Cup and Australia in the Billie Jean King Cup.

Russia barred from competing over Ukraine invasion

Russia, who won both competitions in 2021, have been suspended from competing in international team events following the country's invasion of Ukraine.

As the highest-ranked losing semi-finalist from last year, Serbia will take Russia's place in the Davis Cup Finals.

The wild card previously handed to Serbia will now go to one of the 12 nations knocked out in the qualifiers that took place earlier this month.

Likewise, as the highest-ranked side among the 2021 losing Billie Jean King Cup semi-finalists, Australia will replace Russia in that competition.

Australia were due to take part in April's qualifiers, but opponents Slovakia will now receive a bye and advance directly to the Finals.

Belarus also suspended

Belarus have also been barred from competing in both events, meaning Belgium will receive a walkover in their qualifying match and advance to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.


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