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Roland-Garros: Svitolina salutes the "courage" of the Russian Kasatkina opposed to the war in Ukraine

2023-06-05T06:21:36.487Z

Highlights: Elina Svitolina beat Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in the French Open quarterfinals. The two players did not shake hands late in the match. Pro-LGBT, KasatKina has repeatedly taken a stand against Putin's Russia-led war in Ukraine, and accepts that Ukrainian women do not greet Russians or Belarusians. The day before, for example, Svitoline had chosen not to shake hands with the Russian Anna Blinkova, simply raising her thumb in her direction.


Ukraine's Elina Svitolina confirmed her return to the foreground by reaching the quarters thanks to her two-set victory (6-4, 7-6 (7/5)) against Daria Kasatkina, whom she hailed, unlike her other previous Russian opponents.


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Of course, I greeted her, and I thank her for the position she has taken. Of course, I recognize what she has done, she is brave. She has spoken publicly, there are not many players who have done so. She's brave," Svitolina said of Kastkina. As expected, the two players did not shake hands late in the match, Kasatkina going directly to greet the chair umpire before raising her thumb in the direction of Svitolina, in congratulation on her victory. Pro-LGBT, Kasatkina has repeatedly taken a stand against Putin's Russia-led war in Ukraine, and accepts that Ukrainian women do not greet Russians or Belarusians. The day before, for example, Svitolina had chosen not to shake hands with the Russian Anna Blinkova, simply raising her thumb in her direction...

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Source: lefigaro

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