Why Caroline Wozniacki can't go to the Olympics — for now

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A spokesman for the Denmark Tennis Federation said on Friday that the Danes will back Caroline Wozniacki’s appeal hearing on June 30th. What is she appealing? The fact that as of right now, she can’t go to the Olympics this year. Here’s the deal.

Why is Wozniacki currently not allowed to play in Rio?

She hurt her ankle in April, and had to withdraw from both the Madrid Open and the Italian Open.

Because of her injury, Wozniacki couldn’t play the required two Fed Cup zone group events that players have to compete in to be considered eligible for the Olympics.

Is she back in action now, though?

Yes. This past week at the Aegon Open Nottingham, Wozniacki beat Cagla Buyukakcay in the first round, but lost to  Anett Kontaveit in the second.

So what’s the deal with her appeal?

Wozniacki is going to try to get the International Tennis Federation to make an exception. The…

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