The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina will take part in the WTA tournament in Doha, Qatar, which will take place from 11 to 16 February.
First, Svitolina was declared to participate in the tournament, but received a wildcard from the organizers, which gives the right to play in the main draw.
His last match in 2019 Svitolina held at the Open championship of Australia in the 1/4 finals lost to future winner of the “major” Naomi Osaka.
Recently 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.
Subsequently Elina Svitolina in your Facebook account published an appeal in which he wrote about the injury as the main reason for the refusal to play for the national team of Ukraine.
Also Svitolina said tennis Federation, which accused the tennis player that she doesn’t want to play for Ukraine because of the alleged low financial conditions. Elina said that financial issues were not a key point in the question of its performances for the national team.
What is a wildcard?In sport this is a special invitation to an athlete or team that have not passed the common qualifications. Usually issued by the organizers or Federation on the basis of other performances, audience award or other indicators.
In some cases the wildcard is available to the host country, in order to increase their chances of winning. In individual sports at the Olympic games and world Championships in athletics and swimming automatically allowed participants from the host country competitions. In some other sports at the Olympic games such as judo, archery, badminton, practiced all wildcard the relevant sports federations.
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