Svitolina burst into tears at the press conference because of the Ukrainians. Video
Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina (No. 76 WTA) could not hold back her emotions at the press conference after her defeat to Markéta Vondroušová (No. 42 WTA) in the 1/2 final of Wimbledon-2023. The 28-year-old from Odesa, cried while talking about the support from the Ukrainians.
Elina was asked if she felt the strength of Ukraine during the game.
"Of course, there is a lot of support present. I had a lot of messages from different people. It's incredible because they came to the semifinals with me. I hope it will continue to be like that," Svitolina said.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, the battle for a ticket to the deciding match of the British Open tennis championship Svitolina - Vondroušová ended with a score of 3:6, 3:6.
We remind that at the start of the tournament, the Ukrainian tennis player outplayed the legendary American Venus Williams, who won the super tournament in London five times in her career.
In the second round, Elina was stronger than the representative of Belgium Elise Mertens - 6:1, 1:6, 6:1.
In the quarterfinals, Svitolina defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6:2, 4:6, 6:7 (9:11) for the first time in her career.
In the semifinals, Elina faced the world's best tennis player Iga Swiatek and won the Pole in 3 sets: 7:5, 6:7, 6:2.