The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina in an interview with Sky Sports spoke about her reaction to the military invasion of Russia:
“Mentally it was a very intense two months. A lot of things are happening to me and to Ukraine, where my family still lives. That is why I decided to take a break and rest. There were rumors of a possible war, but until the last moment no one believed that it would still begin.
Even now, I can’t imagine 90% of what women, children, and everyone goes through. It’s terrible to live in a world where you don’t know if you’ll wake up tomorrow morning.”