The coach of Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina (WTA No. 25), Ramon Sluyter , spoke about how important it is for his ward to represent his country. The expert’s words are quoted by tribuna.ua:
“Elina does what she thinks is right, and I support her in this. We openly discuss these cases, I can express any opinion. She never gets offended because she understands that my situation is simply different. I completely understand her.
I read newspapers and watch television, but I cannot imagine myself in your situation.
I feel that Elina truly represents her country. She feels it very strongly. When I watch TV, when I see soldiers, when I see other Ukrainians, it’s something very strong and painful,” he said.
Let us remind you that earlier Svitolina showed a photo from a training session.