Vice-President of tennis Federation of Ukraine Yevhen Sukhin said that the best Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina could no longer play in the national team of Ukraine.
Sport 24 wrote that the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina, and the third racket of our country Dayana Yastremsky, refused to play for Ukraine in the matches of the Federation Cup in the Polish Zielona Gora. The refusal was caused by financial conditions, which made the agent of the tennis players Stefan Gurov.
“At the next meeting of the Presidium of the Federal office will consider further performances by Elina Svitolina in the fed Cup: to invite or not to invite her in the future. Everyone needs to take responsibility for their actions.
The tennis Federation of Ukraine does not force anyone to play for the national team. If a player says “I don’t want to, I can’t,” we’re not going to force him. Although it has a lot of leverage. But we are not affected. If a person does not want – do not. The team does not need someone who does not want to play.
A great attitude to Svitolina as a person – she’s a beautiful girl. But I remind you that unlike the same Yastremsky, which was developed without the help of the Federal customs administration, sponsored Elina was Yuri Sapronov, first Vice-President of the Federation at the time. It turns out that she is grown up by the tennis Federation of Ukraine, from the beginning to the end,” said Zukin in an interview on the Youtube channel “Dolgopolova Live”.
Interestingly, the last time Elina Svitolina played in the national team of Ukraine in April 2017 against Germany, and then missed a meeting with Australia, Canada and the matches of the First group of Euro-African zone, which in February took place in Poland.
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