Vika Azarenka has harsh words towards Iga Swiatek about the War

The Belarusian wanted to respond to these statements

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Vika Azarenka has harsh words towards Iga Swiatek about the War

The war in Ukraine is still at the heart of the debate, even in the world of tennis. In recent weeks, the Lesia Tsurenko's issue has come up: the Ukrainian tennis player said she had given up before the match against Aryna Sabalenka due to a panic attack, which occurred due to the words of WTA CEO Steve Simon on the topic of the Ukrainian conflict.

At this event, Iga Swiatek replied: "I think we should all focus more on helping Ukrainian athletes, providing them with everything they need and taking care of their families. I'm going to work hard because I don't think everything is done right now.

I think Russian female tennis players should be more sensitive when it comes to their behavior." Another athlete involved, the Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka, also wanted to respond to these statements.

Vika Azarenka has harsh words towards Iga Swiatek about the War

The Grand Slam champion said on the tension professed by the current world number one: "Personally, I have not seen that tension.

It is clear that there are some players who have different feelings and behaviours. In general, I do not share the same view as Iga. I would encourage Swiatek to take a look at the things that happened before if they don't comment." This was what the Belarusian said at a press conference at the Miami Open, referring to the veto that Wimbledon imposed on Belarusian and Russian tennis players last season.

However, Azarenka did not stop there. "As a member of the Player Council, I would be very happy to introduce you and teach you everything that has been done before. And I think it would be a much more appropriate way to have that conversation," said the former world number one, who spoke about how much this topic is overpowering the remaining topics, tennis primarily:"These things have become more interesting issues during the press conferences than sport itself."

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