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“My body can’t take it anymore,” Elina Svitolina is taking an indefinite break from tennis, citing mental health from the Russia-Ukraine war as the main reason

Elina Switolina
Elina Switolina

The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has directly or indirectly affected millions of people around the world. Thousands of people have died, especially in Ukraine, and millions have lost their homes. Like all areas of life, sport is also affected by the war. Many sporting events in Ukraine and Russia have already been canceled and many sports have also banned Russian athletes.

While Russian athletes are allowed to compete in tennis, their flag has been banned, forcing them to play without a flag. The Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina was the most heard voice. She has repeatedly urged tennis bodies to take a firm stand against Russia and is also very active on social media on the issue.

But it seems that Svitolina has also lost patience. In a statement, Svitolina announced that she would be taking an indefinite break from tennis. She said that the past 2 months have been very difficult for her both mentally and physically. And because of her back problems and mental health in the midst of war, she feels best taking a break from tennis.

β€œIt’s been an extremely difficult few months for me, not just mentally but physically. I’ve been struggling with my back for a long time. The pain didn’t allow me to prepare optimally for the tournaments.” She said.

“Watching with unbearable pain in my heart what is happening in my native Ukraine and how much bravery and bravery our Ukrainian people πŸ’™πŸ’› are defending our country gave me a great impetus to keep going and fight in court. Now my body can’t handle it anymore and I need to rest.”

Elina Svitolina expects to be back at the French Open

Elina Switolina
Elina Switolina

She added that she will miss the Fed Cup and some clay court tournaments. Therefore, one could assume that Svitolina should be back for the French Open in a few months.

“As such, I regret to announce that I will miss the Fed Cup and some of my favorite tournaments in Europe. But I’m sure we’ll see each other soon πŸ˜‰! Thank you for your support during this challenging time ❀️” She wrote.

Also read: ‘GET NEW PEOPLE’ Nick Kyrgios lashes out at referee Carlos Bernardes for his bias and shockingly reveals the ‘moment’ he received an ‘unsportsmanlike code violation’ for.

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