"Glory to Ukraine": Russian tennis player commented on winning the tournament in Ukrainian. Photo fact
Russian tennis player Veronika Miroshnichenko (WTA No. 327) commented on her success at the ITF W40 Veracruz doubles tournament in Mexico in Ukrainian. Together with the American Dalayna Hewitt, the 26-year-old Moscow native defeated the duo of Melany Solange Krywoj (Argentina) / Victoria Hu (USA) in the final with a score of 6:2, 3:6, 10:8.
After winning the tournament, Miroshnichenko thanked her friends, family and team for their support on her Instagram in Ukrainian and English.
"Despite the difficulties, this season was very cool. There were many tears, many smiles, many victories. I am finishing it with the best (so far) ranking in singles and doubles. We will continue to work and move forward with renewed vigor next season. Glory to Ukraine," Miroshnichenko wrote.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, in one of her interviews Veronika admitted that she does not consider herself Russian despite the fact that she was born in the capital of the Russian Federation. Veronika's tennis career began in Zaporizhzhia, where she grew up and picked up a racket for the first time. The girl played under the Ukrainian flag at ITF Juniors competitions.
After the full-scale invasion begins, Miroshnichenko enters the courts with a blue and yellow ribbon and dreams of throwing away the passport with the eagle to get a Ukrainian one.
Since 2017, Veronika has been studying in Los Angeles and has only performed at the university level.
She returned to ITF tournaments in 2022 only, making her WTA debut in Mexico this year.