Iga Swiatek and Stefanos Tsitsipas made huge donations for Ukraine discloses Elina Svitolina thanking the two

Elina Svitolina had recently paid a visit to Ukraine where she met the young players that her foundation is sponsoring.


Iga Swiatek and Stefanos Tsitsipas made huge donations for Ukraine discloses Elina Svitolina thanking the two

Iga Swiatek (L), Elina Svitolina (M), Stefanos Tsitsipas (R) (Sources: Eurosport, BNP Paribas Open, Tennis World Italia)

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina is fighting for a particular cause amid the crisis situation in her home nation. The war-ridden situation in Ukraine is already hampering the living conditions of the people of the nation, and Svitolina does not want it to affect the future of potential tennis stars in the country.

Thus, to keep the sport alive in Ukraine, the Elina Svitolina Foundation is aiming to develop sport and tennis in Ukraine and support gifted tennis players. 

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The 29-year-old recently revealed that Stefanos Tsitsipas and Iga Swiatek have donated in her foundation to ensure the future of gifted tennis players in Ukraine and she has dearly thanked them for that. Svitolina also revealed that Swiatek also donated a large amount to United24 which was a foundation started by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of the nation.

Stefanos Tsitsipas made a donation to my foundation, I am very grateful to him. Iga Swiatek did a lot for Ukrainians, our foundation. She transferred a very large amount to United24. This really helped us to make the tennis camps for children that we hold every year. She is a very powerful support.
Svitolina via Tribuna

The Ukrainian ace last appeared on the court at the 2024 US Open, wherein she lost to Jessica Pegula in the third round. She is currently taking a break to rehab her foot injury and is using the time to train and interact with the young players under the age of 12 who are being sponsored by her fund. 

Elina Svitolina recently paid a visit to her Grandmother in Ukraine 

Svitolina recently paid a visit to her 85-year-old grandmother in her hometown of Odesa, Ukraine. Back in 2022, when the war between Russia and Ukraine had started, Svitolina had exclaimed that she wished to come back to Ukraine to visit her grandmother, and she was finally able to do that recently as the situation is a little better now. 

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Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina (Source: CNN)
My grandmother seems to be doing fine but Odesa is quite a dangerous place right now because they are attacking the port, there are alarms or bombs there pretty much every night. I suppose people are getting more used to living in these conditions now after so long, so she has got more used to it
Svitolina via DailyMail

She also used the opportunity to pay a visit to her friends and former coaches who are in the nation and also met the young players that she is funding, thanks to the Elina Svitolina Foundation.

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