Elina Svitolina and Daria Kasatkina Refuse to Shake Hands at French Open 1/8 Finals

Elina Svitolina traditionally refused to shake hands with the representative of Russia.

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina and Russian Daria Kasatkina did not shake hands after the 1/8 final match of the French Open (Roland Garros), in which our athlete was stronger in two sets. Instead, the representative of the Russian Federation addressed the Ukrainian woman with a gesture.

After Elina converted the match point, she emotionally reacted to the victory, clutching her head with happiness, and then went to the referee’s tower to thank the referee for her work. The Russian woman also went to the judge. Once nearby, the tennis players did not shake hands (after the start of the Russian war against Ukraine, Ukrainians do not shake hands with rivals from the Russian Federation and Belarus), but Kasatkina gave Svitolina a thumbs up approvingly.

The moment was broadcast on television.

It should be noted that before that, two scandalous episodes took place at Roland Garros, when the stands reacted inadequately to the refusal of Ukrainian tennis players to shake hands with representatives of Russia and Belarus. First, they booed Marta Kostyuk in a duel with Belarusian Arina Sobolenko, and then Svitolina in a match with Russian Anna Blinkova.

Recall that Svitolina defeated Kasatkina in two sets 6:4, 7:6 and reached the 1/4 finals of Roland Garros. This is the first Grand Slam tournament for the 28-year-old from Odessa after a maternity break.

Earlier it was reported that Belarusian Sobolenko began to hold secret press conferences at Roland Gorras in order to avoid journalists’ questions about the war in Ukraine. After the game with Kostyuk, she ignored the journalist’s proposal to condemn Russian missile attacks on Ukraine, which are carried out from the territory of Belarus.


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Author: Artem Malinovsky

2023-06-05 05:00:49

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