‘Silence Is Betrayal': Elina Svitolina Demands Tennis Association Ask Players If They Support Russia-Ukraine War
Svitolina, who has been vocal about the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict and sidelined herself from competition in March, described in a social media post on Wednesday that it’s time for those athletes to come forward with their stance on the crisis.
Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine beat Anastasia Potapova of Russia 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of a women’s tennis tournament in Mexico after deciding not to boycott the match.
Ukrainian Tennis Star Elina Svitolina Calls on WTA to Neutralize Russian Flags: ‘This Is My Mission'
Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina says she will not play Russia’s Anastasia Potapova on Tuesday unless Potapova is classified as a neutral athlete.
Elina Svitolina, the top-seeded Ukrainian tennis player, explains why she was ready to withdraw from the Women’s Tennis Association competition in Monterrey unless the Russian and Belarussian national anthem, symbols or flags were removed from competitions. As the Russian invasion of her home country continues, Svitolina said she did not blame Russian athletes but was not going to “step on...