Russian tennis Player Natela Georgiyevna Dzalamidze is in the news for changing her nationality for playing in Wimbledon. The change of nationality comes as the Wimbledon Organisers, the All England Club, announced in April that players from Russia and Belarus would not be allowed to participate in the event.
Dzalamidze made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2015 Niirnberger Versicherungscup in the double draw, partnering Sviatlana Pirazhenka,
Natela Georgiyevna Dzalamidze won her first and second doubles titles at the Clu-Napoca Open and the Linz Open, partnering Kaja Juyan and Kamilla Rakhimova, respectively. On 16 November 2015, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 245. On 16 May 2022, she peaked at No. 43 in the WTA doubles ranking. Dzalamidze has won two doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She has also won two WTA 125 doubles titles, as well as 10 singles titles and 29 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.