WTA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steve Simon has actually reacted to Iga Swiatek asking for the WTA to reveal even more assistance to Ukrainian players as the WTA principal firmly insists the company condemns Russia’s activities as well as is doing its finest to sustain Ukrainian players.
On Monday, Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko asserted she had an anxiety attack after her discussion with WTA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERSimon Also today in Indian Wells, Russian tennis celebrity Anastasia Potapova went into the court in Indian Wells putting on a Russian football club Spartak Moscow t shirt.
Swiatek, rated at No 1 on the WTA Tour, slammed Potapova’s activity as well as stated that might have been stayed clear of had actually the WTA revealed much better management as well as enforced more stringent permissions. Now, WTA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Simon states they alerted Potapova that her activities “were not appropriate.”
WTA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Simon addresses Swiatek’s remarks
“We continue to do as much as we have the ability to do.
We have done a lot for our athletes, I know there’s a variety of opinions on that out there. What’s going on in Ukraine is reprehensible. You can’t support it any way – nor what the Russian government is doing. We spoke with Anastasia directly and also have given her a warning so she knows that this was not appropriate and I don’t think we will see any further instances of this going forward,” Simon informed BBC Sport.
In current weeks, there have actually been records appearing of Great Britain showing that Russian as well as Belarusian players will certainly be permitted to go back to Wimbledon this year. Following the current advancements in the tennis globe, some really feel tennis’ resistance to Russia’s aggressiveness on Ukraine is compromising.
But Simon does not concur with that case. “Our sympathies are at the highest level with everybody in Ukraine and I don’t think any of us can properly understand what they are going through. I don’t think that any of this is lessening what’s going on over there,” Simon stated.
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