Elina Svitolina, sobre el conflicto en Ucrania (Daniel Santillán)

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Elina Svitolina ready to return to Open GNP Lockwhere he lifted the 2020 title in what was the last game in the world before the epidemic.

“I have good memories of this tournament two years ago, good and sad because after this tournament was when the epidemic started. So it was a real surprise, I discovered it right after I got the cup and it was a big surprise and sad news for the world because everything was canceled,” the Ukrainian commented.

The head of the Monterrey Championship is one of the three heroes combined Laila Fernandez And the Heather Watson who return to Monterey in search of glory once more.

The third ranked first in the world comes after a year in which she achieved Historic bronze medal for Ukraine in the last Tokyo Olympics.

“It’s so special to play the Olympics, but winning a medal is something you always hold in your heart. Fighting an intense battle for third place, coming back from a set and dropping 1-4 in the third. It was a tough fight for me and it showed that I really love my country And this was really special, as he wore his first tennis medal. I couldn’t explain in words how I felt in that moment,” she revealed wistfully.

Regarding the struggle her country is going through, Svitolina has confined herself to sharing her biggest dream now.

I dream of peace and peace in the world. It’s something we need these days“, I finish.

The Ukrainian will play on the center court in the GNP Seguros Open next Tuesday, with Russia’s Anastasia Potapova being her opponent in the first round.

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