Wimbledon organisers have been fined by the Women’s Tennis Association for banning Russian and Belarusian players from this summer’s grass court events.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club has been fined 207-thousand pound sterling and the Lawn Tennis Association 620-thousand pound sterling after stopping athletes from competing at Wimbledon and in warm-up tournaments.

Both the All England Club and LTA and have appealed against the fines.

The fines will have to be paid in full before any hearings can take place.