The Russian-Ukraine conflict issues have often sparked a number of controversies in the entire tennis community. Further, the ban on Russian and Belarussian players has also become a debatable subject for various athletes along with the governing bodies in tennis. Taking note of all this, recently, Iga Swiatek opened up about how the interests of the players from the war-affected country, are being neglected by the authorities.
The current world No.1 had further urged the officials to provide more support to Ukrainian players rather than focusing on the drama surrounding the ban imposed on the Russian players. However, there is another WTA superstar, Victoria Azarenka, who has a contradicting opinion on the same. Speaking about it, the former Australian Open champion recently fired back at Swiatek.
The WTA Council member, Victoria Azarenka recently came forward to open up about the same. Azarenka, who was also affected by the All England Clubs’ ban in the previous season, had a blunt response to fire back at Swiatek. The Belarusian tennis player said that it is obvious that players have their own opinion and attitude toward a particular matter.
The former Australian Open champion made it clear that she doesn’t necessarily share the same viewpoint as her WTA rival does. She added, “I would encourage her to look at the things that have been done before she makes comments”.