Wimbledon, Elina Svitolina in tears over Ukraine

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Wimbledon, Elina Svitolina in tears over Ukraine

Elina Svitolina was è moved to tears after her Wimbledon victory over Wang Xinyu of China, earning her a quarterfinal berth in the London Slam. The Ukrainian tennis player immediately thought of her country at war at the end of the match, speaking into the microphone in front of the audience.

"È a very difficult day today for the Ukrainian people. It è was not easy to focus on the match. Since the morning, è it è very difficult to read the news", he said referring to the massive bombardment of Kiev by Russia on Monday.

"Thank you for your support, I am relieved to have won, but è it was difficult to play", she said to the applause of the audience. Svitolina will face Kazakhstan’s Rybakina in the quarterfinals.

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