Ukrainian tennis star Marta Kostyuk out on the field to support her country, which is currently being invaded by the Russian army. Kostyuk posted a passionate message on his social media account amid the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
Ukraine is currently under threat from Russia after the Russian president Vladimir Putin deployed thousands of troops on the border to invade Ukraine. Other countries have rejected this sly move by Putin, as he has denied several times over the past few months that he has no plans to invade Ukraine. Now, this blatant move has put the lives of people living in Ukraine in jeopardy and the country is now in a state of emergency.
Number 56 in the world Marta Kostyuk took to Instagram to voice his opinion and said ‘Ukraine is not part of Russia’ in a strong statement.
“Ukraine has its own History. Ukraine has its own Culture. Ukraine has its own language. Ukraine has its own Country. Ukraine has its own Territory. Ukraine is a sovereign country. Ukraine is not “part of Russia”, it was not and never will be“She posted in her Instagram story.
American tennis star and former world number 1, Martina Navratilova expressed her concern for the Ukrainian players who are currently on tour and away from their families in Ukraine. She voiced her support Elina Svitolina and sympathize with her current situation.
Kostyuk eliminated from Qatar Open
After winning both of her qualifying matches to secure a spot in the main draw, Kostyuk fell through in the first round with a 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 defeat to Ana Konjuh in Qatar Open. The Ukrainian No. 2 was unable to take advantage of the first set and faced a second loss in a row within a week.
Her doubles campaign was also short-lived as she and her partner Aliaksandra Sasnovich lost in the second round to Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens in collinear sets. Ukraine-Belarus was completely outclassed by third seed Kudermetova / Mertens and lost 6-0, 6-4 in a match that lasted just over an hour.
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