23-year-old Ukrainian tennis player angelina Kalinina called the cause for which she withdrew from the final match of the tournament series ITF in the American Midland with a prize Fund of 100 thousand dollars.
Tennis player from New Kakhovka before the biggest final in his career he received a leg injury and was unable to go to court.
I was thinking about withdrawing from the tournament after the semi-finals on Saturday. When I went to the locker room, my foot, as if was burning, it was red. So on Saturday I thought that playing on Sunday would be impossible.
I’m sorry I couldn’t participate in the finals. But if you can’t walk, how generally will be able to go to court? I think it would be unprofessional to play one game, after which turned out to be that I can’t play. Better to say it directly and to announce in advance. Because viewers come to watch quality tennis, not on how someone is suffering. In my opinion, would be fair to do so
– said the Ukrainian.
In Midland Kalinina consistently beat Valeria Savinykh (2:6, 6:3, 6:2), Maria Mateas (6:3, 6:2), Katie McNally (2:6, 6:3, 6:4) and Jamie Loeb (6:0, 6:1).
Breakthrough 100-thousand in the United States helped angelina to rise to 23 position in the WTA rankings and become the 136th player in the world.