Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina said she did not want to go to China in the next two years for fear that Covid-19 would return.
It is possible that we will still be able to step onto the field and play in this season
“China has some control over the pandemic, maybe they will invite us to play there … but I don’t know if I want to fly there in the next two years,” Elina Svitolina said.
For professional players, the ATP Tour and WTA Tour soon returned, right after the Covid-19 Pandemic was pushed back, meaning vital. Only when they go out onto the field, they have the income to meet the necessities of life, at a time when the world economy, and the tennis financial situation, is in crisis. But that does not mean they will return to any place, and this is Elina Svitolina’s point of view – apprehensive to China.
The female tennis player, commonly known as the “Beauty of the Ukrainian tennis village”, has just responded on the YouTube channel “Big Tennis Ukraine” about her views with Covid-19 and with the professional tennis village of the world: “It is possible that we will still be able to step onto the field and play in this season, but it will be after September. Each country has different ways of organizing and implementing social isolation measures. , so it is possible that the postponement of tournaments will take longer. We may even only return from October. ”
Women’s WTA tennis tournaments and ATP for men are on hold due to the Covid-19 epidemic. With the current outbreak of disease, the world top tennis tournaments may not take place until September or October.
During the pandemic season, Elina Svitolina – a 3-time Grand Slam semi-finalist who regularly goes on Instagram to teach fans basic exercises.
Saying, “No!” to China
The beautiful girl, who lives in the lovely Odessa coastal city (located on the legendary Black Sea coast) is currently seriously executing an isolation order with her boyfriend – French male tennis player Gael Monfils, in Switzerland, Although before that, they resided in Monte Carlo.
While referring to returning to the field around September or October this year, Svitolina carefully selected the destination, saying, “No!” to China, where the Covid-19 pandemic originated and there are still unclear details about the damage situation.
Last year’s WTA Finals were held in Shenzhen (China), where Svitolina lost to Ashleigh Barty (Australia) in the final after two games. Winning this match, Ashleigh Barty received a record prize money of up to 4.42 million.
This was also last time Svitolina appeared on Chinese soil, it was when she participated in the WTA Finals in Shenzhen last year. In the tournament dubbed the “Eight Great Beauties”, the 1994-born Ukrainian experienced four straight victories from the group stage to the semi-finals (defeating Sofia Kenin, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and Belinda Bencic respectively). ), before finishing in front of world No. 1 player Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the final match with a score of 4-6 and 3-6.
Meanwhile, the last time Svitolina appeared in … Wuhan was the tournament in 2018, she was eliminated in the second round.
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