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The 21st tennis player in the world wants to betray Russia. Compatriots surprised

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been going on for over seven months. Thousands of soldiers and civilians lost their lives during the war. Many sports institutions, which excluded players from the invading country from the competition, were against aggression. The world’s tennis organizations, ATP and WTA, have acted less radically. They only forbade the Russians to perform under national flags. The organizers of Wimbledon took more decisive steps, excluding athletes from Putin’s country from the competition. Some representatives of Russia are thinking about changing citizenship. One of such people is Ekaterina Alexandrov.

Ekaterina Alekandrowa plans to change citizenship. First talks with the Czech Tennis Federation. Russians concerned

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The 27-year-old’s career is gaining momentum. A few months ago, the Russian woman opened the second hundred best tennis players in the world. Later, she won three WTA rankings. In the last four months, she triumphed twice – both at Libema Open and at Hana Bank Korea Open. Thanks to her victories, she moved up in the ranking and currently takes the 21st place.

Moreover, Aleksandrów also regularly appears in the national team. The tennis player was part of the Russian national team, which won the Billie Jean King tournament last season. What’s more, on Monday her merits for the national sport were appreciated and the player was awarded the title of “Honorary Master of Sports”. Apart from her, Daria Kasatkina could count on such a distinction, which caused a lot of controversy.

Although Aleksandrowa is a Russian citizen, she has been living and training in the Czech Republic for several years. In recent days, there has even been information that the tennis player intends to change her citizenship, which is related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Shamil Tarishchev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, was surprised by this fact.

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– I don’t know anything about her plans to start under the Czech flag. I am as surprised as the rest of my countrymen. At least so far, Aleksandrów has not informed me of her intention to change citizenship. Igor Avdiejew, who supervises the women’s representation of our country, also does not know anything about it – admitted the activist, quoted by the portal Lenta.ru.

More information on the home page .

As reported by foreign journalists, the Russian tennis player has already taken the first steps to change her citizenship. Aleksandrów is in talks with the Czech Tennis Federation. The decision should be made in the coming weeks.

Source: Sport

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