Kasatkina made an unexpected gesture instead of shaking hands with Svitolina. Video.
Russian number one Daria Kasatkina gave Elina Svitolina a thumbs-up after their match at Roland Garros. The Ukrainian traditionally did not shake hands with her opponent, but the Russian unexpectedly took the initiative and thus expressed her respect for our compatriot.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the match in Paris between the 28-year-old Odesa resident and the 26-year-old native of Togliatti ended with a score of 6:4, 7:6 (7:5). For Elina, it was her seventh victory in seven head-to-head meetings with the Russian prima donna.
As a reminder, Russia's best tennis player was one of the few from the aggressor country to condemn the war in Ukraine.
It is worth noting that for the first time in the history of Roland Garros, Ukraine is represented in the fourth round by two tennis players at once.