#sports Victoria Azarenka will NOT take part in exhibition match supporting Ukraine following backlash

#sports Victoria Azarenka will NOT take part in exhibition match supporting Ukraine following backlash

#sports activities Victoria Azarenka will NOT take part in exhibition match supporting Ukraine following backlash
#sports Victoria Azarenka will NOT take part in exhibition match supporting Ukraine following backlash

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Belarusian tennis star Victoria Azarenka PULLS OUT of exhibition match in help of Ukraine… after criticism from gamers of the war-torn nation and their refusal to play if she was concerned

Former world No. 1 Victoria will not play in the USTA’s Tennis Plays for Peace Exhibition on Wednesday night.

The Belarusian obtained criticism from a few of Ukraine’s tennis gamers, particularly Marta Kostyuk, who rejected an invitation to the fundraiser because of Azarenka’s involvement. 

USTA introduced in a press release that after ‘cautious consideration and dialogue’ Azarenka wouldn’t be concerned in proceedings.

‘In the final 24 hours, after cautious consideration and dialogue with all events concerned, Victoria Azarenka will not be taking part in our “Tennis Plays for Peace Exhibition” this night,’ the assertion learn. 

‘Vika is a robust participant and chief and we recognize her willingness to take part. 

‘Given the sensitivities to Ukrainian gamers, and the on-going battle, we consider that is the precise plan of action for us.’

Kostyuk, who has been a continuing voice on the struggle in Ukraine, lashed out on the inclusion of the likes of Azarenka in the charity occasion. 

‘Of course, I obtained an invite. I feel all our gamers obtained them,’ she mentioned, by way of Tennisuptodate

‘When Lesya Tsurenko and I came upon – I’m solely speaking about us now, as a result of we did not ask anybody – so once we came upon that there could be representatives of Russia or Belarus at this occasion, I instantly mentioned that I will not take part in this 

Azarenka is on the WTA’s Player Council  

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