Ukraine's best tennis player fails to play in final of Rome tournament due to cramps

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Angelina Kalinina
Angelina Kalinina could not finish the match

Ukraine's top seed Angelina Kalinina (WTA No. 47) was unable to finish the final of the WTA 1000 tournament in Rome against Elena Rybakina (WTA No. 6). The 26-year-old native of Nova Kakhovka suffered health problems and was forced to withdraw from the match with a score of 4-6, 0-1.


"I felt like I was at the limit of my physical capabilities, especially today. I had problems with my leg after the match against Haddad Maia. In the semi-finals, I pushed myself to play. Then I succeeded. But today, after the start, after 2-3 games, I couldn't do it anymore. I tried, but it was absolutely impossible," Kalinina said in an interview with BTU.


The tennis player admitted that she had cramps.

"After I left the court, I almost fell down in the locker room because I started having cramps in my leg. So yes, it was a really good decision and I really need to rest," Angelina concluded.


As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, on May 20, Kalinina refused to shake hands with Russian player Veronika Kudermetova after winning the semi-finals of the WTA 1000 tournament in Italy. The meeting in Rome ended with a score of 7:5, 5:7, 6:2 in favour of our compatriot.


Later, the Ukrainian woman explained the situation, recalling the war in our country.


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