Wimbledon and the Lawn Tennis Association have lifted the ban on Russian and Belarusian players, as long as they sign neutrality agreements pledging not to support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian and Belarusian players who receive funding or sponsorship from state-owned or state-controlled companies remain barred. Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov welcomed the decision. The move comes after a year of Russian and Belarusian athletes competing as neutrals. Wimbledon had initially ruled out such agreements for athletes from Russia and Belarus 12 months ago. The All England Lawn Tennis Club and Lawn Tennis Association were fined a total of $2m by the ATP and WTA for their ban.