Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina explained that during her career she received many offers to change her nationality.
The famous Ukrainian woman in an interview with Dmitry Gordon admitted that she was offered to take the citizenship of England, Australia and several other countries.
“When I started my junior career, I trained in Israel and there had already been offers of citizenship. I was 10 years old. There were already other offers right now, ”she began.
However, Svitolina remains patriotic:
Which country ? Australia, Kazakhstan, has long originated from England. As a child, I wondered why there were suggestions. But then my parents explained to me that my country was Ukraine. And at the adult level, it will be strange if the anthem of another country is played. It’s about money. There should be a Ukrainian anthem, I grew up here. I love and am proud to represent Ukraine.
Svetolina’s latest results
- 2022 started unsuccessfully for the Ukrainian tennis player. Elina lost two games at the WTA 250 tournament in Adelaide, Australia. The next tournament Svitolina will play in is the Australian Open.
- In 2021, Svitolina won only one title – at the end of August she became the winner of the Chicago tournament.
- Elina also performed at the Tokyo Olympics, where she managed to win a bronze medal.