Elina Svitolina opens up on her mindset before going to ‘WAR’ against Russian and Belarusian opponents on the Tour
Elina Svitolina reveals her mindset before playing certain important matches.
Elina Svitolina (Via People)
Elina Svitolina, the Ukrainian tennis player, recently headed back to her hometown, and as she returned, she discussed the responsibilities on the court as she set her mindset before facing certain players.
She is returning after a long time and looks forward to seeing her grandmother and other family members. In the interview, she also reveals the nerves she gets while playing matches against rival countries.
It feels a bit like a war, of course it isn’t war but still there are different types of battles within this war, so every time I step on the court against them it is a big motivation and also I know how many people are back in Ukraine watching and I feel this responsibility as well.Svitolina said in the interview via Daily Mail
Due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the players playing for their country are also carrying their country’s name as they play the game. In recent times, the Ukrainians have not shaken hands with any of the Russians or Belarusians.
She knows that people from Ukraine watch her play and that she carries the weight of the country on her shoulders, which fuels her determination to win the game and improve.
Elina Svitolina happy with the support from Wimbledon
In the interview, Elina Svitolina recalls the time when she played a highly electrifying match against Victoria Azarenka at Wimbledon. The atmosphere was extremely serious as Svitolina won 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(9). As the match progressed, the atmosphere heated up, firing up the players to do well. This match turned out to be one of the matches of the year.
Wimbledon, support-wise, was unbelievable and this really pushed me to play my best tennis. A lot of Ukrainians feel like the UK is a second home so it is a special bond and actually, that match was one of the highlights of my career. I was so happy afterward.Svitolina said in the interview
The World No. 25 looks to return from her hometown and start early preparations for the 2024 season. Through her words, the Ukrainian expresses her strong mindset before the matches, and she not only fights for herself but also for her country. Fans will be eager to see how Svitolina will play in the future, trying to juggle her duties as a mother and tennis.
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