“You deserve it totally,” Ana Bogdan leaves a heartfelt message for Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska despite losing in the opening round at Monterrey

Ana Bogdan left a heartwarming message for Dayana Yastremska after their match at the Lyon Open.

dayana yastremska
Dayana Yastremska

The world was recently thrown into crisis as the Vladimir Putin-led Russian government launched a military operation in Ukraine this week, with the move threatening to have bigger consequences around the world. Notable players such as Andrey Rublev, Sloane Stephens and Daniil Medvedev spoke on the matter and Dayana Yastremska shared her personal traumatic experience.

There have been widespread criticisms of the move by Putin to invade Ukraine, as war is never the option. Whichever country wins the battle, it’s the common people who lose the war. The potential war would not only affect the two countries but potentially the whole week world in some form or the other.

Ana Bogdan posts emotional message for Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska

Dayana Yastremska
Dayana Yastremska

As the Russia-Ukraine crisis continues to build, many people from the world of tennis too are making a statement. Yesterday at the Lyon Open, we saw such an example of this, as the Ukrainian tennis player, Dayana Yastremska, showed her true spirit and fight to advance in the second round of the tournament.

The 21-year-old Ukrainian tennis player could not hold her emotions back after beating Ana Bogdan of Romania. Later, Ana Bogdan also showed true sportsmanship, as she wrote a beautiful message to Yastremska on social media.

After the thriller between the two, the Ukrainian youngster wrapped her nation’s flag around the shoulder with cheers from the crowd, revealing it to be the hardest match of her life. Post the match, Bogdan and Yastremska shared an emotional hug at the net.

The Romanian also posted a heartfelt message on her social media, revealing that it was meant to be Yastremska’s day and she fully deserves it. She then went on to describe it as the hardest match she’s ever played in terms of controlling her emotions. She then went on to extend her prayers and wishes towards Yastremska’s family and sister, and hoped that peace prevails.

“Today was meant to be your day. And you deserve it totally! It was the hardest match I’ve ever played in terms of feelings and holding emotions… but somehow I knew it was not fair. May God protect you, your sister, your family, and all the other people! May we all live in peace,” Bogdan wrote on Instagram stories. 

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