Tehran:The British Embassy in Tehran has not issued a visa for Iranian female tennis player Meshkat al -Zahra Safi, who wanted to take part in Wimbledon 2022.
Therefore, the Iranian tennis player has lost the chance to participate in the internationally recognized tournament.
The 135th edition of the event is taking place between 27 June 2022 and 10 July 2022.
Safi is the first Iranian woman, who is qualified to take part in Grand Slam Tennis Tournament in the Australian and French Open.
Amir Sadri, Safi’s program manager, said that today is a bitter day for the sports of the world in particular for Iran’s tennis because the British Government did not issue a visa for Safi on time and the organizers of the competitions have not cooperated properly as well.