Former world primary, dedicated to the WTA Players Council, the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (33) had dedicated to the American federation (USTA) to take part in the night “Tennis Plays for Peace Exhibition”meant to indicate common assist for Ukraine.
But the USTA issued an announcement on Wednesday morning explaining that, in the end, she could be absent from the program: “Over the previous 24 hours, after rigorously contemplating the components and speaking with all events concerned, (it has been established that) Victoria Azarenka is not going to be collaborating in our Tennis Plays for Peace exhibition tonight. Vika is a powerful chief on the circuit and we recognize her willingness to take part. Given the sensitivities of the Ukrainian gamers, and the ongoing battle, we take into account that we’re making the proper resolution. »
Marta Kostyuk was again
The participant Marta Kostyuk (72nd WTA), in explicit, had expressed sturdy reservations three days in the past vis-à-vis her presence and had declined, because of this, the invitation to take part in the occasion. Are introduced, on the Central bis of Flushing Meadows, the Louis-Armstrong Stadium, for this night whose all earnings will go to a solidarity fund meant for Ukraine, Rafael Nadal, Coco Gauff, Taylor Fritz, Leylah Fernandez, Iga Swiatek, and John McEnroe.