Ukraine vs Belarus: Svitolina vs Sobolenko: Where to Watch Roland Garros Quarterfinals
The famous Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina on Tuesday, June 6, will play a quarterfinal match at the French Open - Roland Garros-2023. The opponent of the 28-year-old from Odessa will be the representative of Belarus Arina Sobolenko, who is afraid of questions about the war and supports dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
The fight will take place on the main court of the tournament - Court Philippe Chatrier. The start of the meeting - not earlier than 13:30 Kiev time. Live broadcast of the game will be available on the Eurosport channel. It is available by subscription "Maximum" on the video service Megogo, as well as on the platform Volia TV.
On her way to the quarterfinals of Roland Garros-2023, Svitolina passed Italian Martina Trevisan (6:2, 6:2), Australian Storm Hunter (2:6, 6:3, 6:1) and Russians Anna Blinkova (2:6, 6:2, 7:5) and Daria Kasatkina (6:4, 7:6). In turn, the second racket of the world Sobolenko was stronger than Marta Kostyuk of Kiev (6:3, 6:2), compatriot Irina Shymanovich (7:5, 6:2), Russian Kamilla Rakhimova and American Sloane Stephens (7:6, 6:4).
Elina and Arina met twice, exchanging victories. In 2018 at the tournament in Wuhan Sobolenko won 6:4, 2:6, 6:1. Two years later in Strasbourg, Svitolina took revenge 6:2, 4:6, 6:4.
The Belarusian tennis player held a secret press conference before the game with Stevens because of questions about the war in Ukraine. Earlier, she was cynical about the relationship with our tennis players. She was also outraged by the fact that athletes were required to condemn the aggression of the Russian Federation.
Recall that after defeating Blinkova, Svitolina refused to shake her opponent's hand. The fans booed Svitolina because of this. Our tennis player strongly responded to such behavior of the audience. After the match with the Ukrainian, Russian tennis player Kasatkina fell under pressure of the stands.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, at Roland Garros-2023 there was a historical event related to Ukraine. And the victory of Elina Svitolina over Daria Kasatkina caused hysteria in Russia.