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Re: USA bans Svetlana Kuznetsova visa entry -- WTA + USTA stonewalling her

Wasn't Venus and everyone on the tour openly protesting when a Jewish player was banned from participating in a Muslim tournament a couple of years ago? What changed?


Sveta has just got legally prohibited from defending her title in Washington next week.
 

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Re: USA bans Svetlana Kuznetsova visa entry -- WTA + USTA stonewalling her

But other Russians got theirs. There's more info to this that we don't know about.
 

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Re: USA bans Svetlana Kuznetsova visa entry -- WTA + USTA stonewalling her

It can't be a Russian thing. Alexandrova is in San Jose and there are numerous Russians entered into Washington. Something else is going on.
Can't compare Kuzzy's profile to Alexandrova. If you want to make a statement you clamp down all the way on the top - like a Grand Slam winner not some MM journeywoman nobody in the US has heard of :shrug:
 

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Hate to spoil people's conspiracy theories but this is probably a case of someone, either in Sveta's team or thee US immigration service, cocking up the Visa application and it being too late to fix it in time for her to play Washington.
 

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Re: USA bans Svetlana Kuznetsova visa entry -- WTA + USTA stonewalling her

Wasn't Venus and everyone on the tour openly protesting when a Jewish player was banned from participating in a Muslim tournament a couple of years ago? What changed?


Sveta has just got legally prohibited from defending her title in Washington next week.
Sveta isn't Jewish and has the wrong citizenship attached for any of the American players to support her :lol: Israel is US biggest ally or rather vice versa while Russia is pure evil. See the difference? :p
 

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She applied for visa already in February, and it's still "being processed" :help:
No doubt it'll still be "being processed" until the US tennis season ends.
 

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Hate to spoil people's conspiracy theories but this is probably a case of someone, either in Sveta's team or thee US immigration service, cocking up the Visa application and it being too late to fix it in time for her to play Washington.
She said she has made numerous inquiries about the status of her visa and that each time she was told that it was "under process".

I mean, this is nothing out of the ordinary for regular folks. I know a bunch of people who had to wait for months only to be randomly rejected in the end, while their family members/colleagues/etc. got their visas without a single problem. But it happening to a professional (with a relatively high profile, no less) athlete is quite rare.
 

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It is indeed rare for it to happen to a professional athlete, while she's returning to defend a title, no less. Odd.
 

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No doubt it'll still be "being processed" until the US tennis season ends.
Just Americans trying to yet again minimise Russian athletic threats. We all saw what happened in 2016.
What threat? Her last five slam results have been first round losses.
 

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What threat? Her last five slam results have been first round losses.
She's defending a title, and she's a former USO champion. Any threat that can be prevented from stealing chances of a young American, particularly a young American rising star who's just been given a WC, can be dealt with like this. The Americans love to get down and dirty when it comes to competition and clout on the world stage. Like I said just look at what happened in 2016.
 

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Re: USA bans Svetlana Kuznetsova visa entry -- WTA + USTA stonewalling her

:woohoo:


Trump banning pushers! :drool:
 

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She's defending a title, and she's a former USO champion. Any threat that can be prevented from stealing chances of a young American, particularly a young American rising star who's just been given a WC, can be dealt with like this. The Americans love to get down and dirty when it comes to competition and clout on the world stage. Like I said just look at what happened in 2016.
A former US Open champion 15 years ago. Her last five US Open results have been three 1st round defeats and two 2nd rounds. She's no threat there whatsoever. Which leaves the truly bonkers idea that the US powers that be are sufficiently worried about who wins a bottom tier WTA tournament in Washington to deny her a visa.

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