"For the sake of her own well-being." No. 1 racket of Belarus committed a cynical act at Roland Garros
The best tennis player of Belarus, Arina Sobolenko, refused to give a press conference at the French Open after the victory over Russia's Camilla Rakhimova in the third round (6-2, 6-2), reports Sky News. The reason for such a decision of the athlete was the journalists' questions about the war in Ukraine in the previous press-conference in the second round of Roland Garros.
The world No. 2 said she made the decision for "her own mental health and well-being," specifying that she "didn't feel safe" during an interview Wednesday after winning the second round.
She was asked about Moscow's full-scale invasion and her country's role as a springboard for an initial Russian military offensive.
Earlier, she spoke cynically about the relationship with the Ukrainian tennis players and the war in our country.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk was booed after her match with Arina Sobolenko at Roland Garros after she refused to shake hands with the Belarusian.