Where Are Natela Dzalamidze Parents From? Nationality Change For Wimbledon As Russian Athletes Banned

Natela Dzalamidze playing her game Tennis
Natela Dzalamidze playing her game Tennis

Moscow-born Natela Dzalamidze will be able to overcome the ban on Russians at Wimbledon this year as she now represents the country of Georgia.

Natela, a 29-year-old who is currently 44th in the doubles rankings, is listed as being from Georgia on the WTA Tour website and on Wimbledon's entry list for the tournament, which begins June 27. 

Where Are Natela Dzalamidze Parents From?

Natela Dzalamidze is Russian-born, so her parents also must be from Russia. Information about her parents and siblings is not revealed by her. So, not much is known about them.

Natela Too Good For Nudnida in Hua Hin ITF 4 Final
Natela Too Good For Nudnida in Hua Hin ITF 4 Final ( Source : nationthailand )

In May 2015, Natela made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2015 Nurnberger Versicherungscup in Nurnberg, Germany, in the doubles draw, partnering with Sviatlana Pirazhenka.

In 2021, she won her first and second doubles titles at the Cluj-Napoca Open in Romania in October 2021 and the Linz Open in Linz, Austria, in November 2021, paired with Kaja Juvan and Kamilla Rakhimova, respectively. 

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Why Did Natela Dzalamidze Change Nationality For Wimbledon

Natale, a Russian doubles player, has changed her nationality in order to compete at Wimbledon and avoid a ban on Russian and Belarusian players like world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev has suffered. 

Wimbledon admitted it was "powerless" to stop Moscow-born Natela from changing nationality to compete in The Championships after banning athletes from Russia and Belarus following the invasion of Ukraine.

The athlete played in the French Open under the neutral flag as a Russian athlete and would have been banned from competing at Wimbledon, but she has gone to extra lengths to confirm her inclusion, switching to represent Georgia at SW19.

A statement from the All England Club according to the Times, "Player nationality, defined as the flag they play under at professional events, is an agreed process that is governed by the Tours and the ITF."

Back in April, the All England Club confirmed that Russian and Belarusian players would not be able to compete at the Wimbledon Championships.

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What Is Natela Dzalamidze Ethnicity?

Natela Dzalamidze is a Russian- born Georgian tennis player. The athlete was born on February 27, 1993, in Moscow, Russia. She began representing Georgia in an international competition in June 2022.

On November 16, 2015, she reached her highest position on the Singles Chart at world number 245. On May 16, 2022, she peaked at No. 43 in the WTA doubles rankings.

The tennis player has acquired two doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She has also attained two WTA 125 doubles titles, as well as ten singles titles and 33 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.