Kasatkina and Sharapova won’t go to the Tokyo Olympics?

The national selection for the 2020 Games in Tokyo for Russians can be very tough.

The selection for the Olympics takes place according to the first June ATP and WTA ratings, which will be released after Roland Garros on June 8, 2020.

This usually means that even players beyond top-100 can easily get to the Olympics. Of course, there are some additional terms and conditions: to be among the strongest in your own country, to be a loyal member of national and international tennis federation and to play the required number of matches.

It is clear that June 2020 is still very far away, but right now the main contenders for a trip to Tokyo would be Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Veronika Kudermetova, and Anastasia Potapova. The next places in the ranking take Anna Kalinskaya and Lyudmila Samsonova. The current first Russian racket Daria Kasatkina in this classification takes only eighth place, and silver medalist of London Games Maria Sharapova − only 14th. The latter two have shown really frustrating results at Grand Slam in New York recently, but you can still bet on other strong leaders at https://tennisbetslab.com/.

In the category of singles qualifiers for Tokyo Games are allowed 56 participants in the men’s and women’s groups. The limitation for each country − no more than four athletes. Noteworthy is that not all professional tennis players are eager to participate in the Games, so the situation still can change.