US Open excludes Azarenka from exposure for Ukraine

US Open excludes Azarenka from exposure for Ukraine

The US Open organization has taken the decision to separate Belarusian Victoria Azarenka from the exhibition tournament for Ukraine which took place before the start of the last Grand Slam of the year.

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This week the U.S. Open started with his qualifying round to define the players who will be part of the final table. This tournament marks the end of the Grand Slams In season. But as part of this debut, he also sparked controversy after the exclusion of Victoria Azarenka of the exhibition which was played this Wednesday at New York.

The organization of the US Open has decided to carry out this exhibition, as well as various other measures, in order to raise funds to help Ukraine in front of the situation which lives by the war with Russia. The party for the benefit of the European country included Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff. Victoria Azarenka was supposed to be too. However, on the same day that this match would take place, the organization announced their decision not to contemplate the Belarusian.


“For the past 24 hours, after careful consideration and dialogue, Victoria Azarenka will not be participating in today’s exhibition tournament. She is an excellent player and we appreciate her willingness to participate. Given the sensitivity of the Ukrainian players and the ongoing conflict, we think it’s the right thing to do.”

And it is that when the presence of Azarenka was announced, Ukrainian tennis players like Marta Kostiuk and Lesia Tsurenko They protested their participation.

“We turned down the exhibit after the organizers didn’t ask us if we felt comfortable with Azarenka’s participation”the tennis players mentioned at the time, culminating in the decision of the US Open to exclude the Belarusian from the exhibition organized this Wednesday.

In principle, the US Open planned to follow in the footsteps of Wimbledon and prevent the participation of Russian and Belarusian tennis players. Instead, they finally decided to adopt other measures that would not prevent these players from participating in the last Grand Slam of the year. In this way, the US Open excludes Azarenka from the exhibition that is going to be played.

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