• 22/04/2024 18:51

“Glory to Ukraine”: Kostyuk burst into tears at the awards ceremony after the final of the tournament in San Diego (video)

ByИван Дунаев

Mar 4, 2024

Marta gave an emotional speech and could not hold back her tears when spoke about the war in Ukraine.

Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk gave vent to her emotions at the award ceremony after the final of the WTA 500 tournament in San Diego, America.

21-year-old native of Kiev (No. 34 WTA) lost in the decisive match lostBritish Katie Boulter (No. 49 WTA) with a score of 7:5, 2:6, 2:6.

After the end of the match, Marta commented on her performance at the tournament and could not hold back her tears when she talked about the war in Ukraine.

“Hello everyone. First of all, everyone who is in the stands, who is watching TV… Glory to Ukraine! I don’t want to upset you, I’m sorry. I want to say thank you to my family who stayed at home. For Ukraine, the last couple of nights turned out to be very difficult.

My family is now in Ukraine. I don't know what will happen tomorrow. There is no one who would sacrifice more for my career than them. I want to dedicate this little trophy to them. I want them to see me win as often as possible. This trophy is for them. Thank you,” said the Ukrainian.

Note that Marta played in the final for the second time in her career tournament level WTA. Last year she won her debut title at the WTA 250 competition in Austin.

Recall that in the semi-finals Kostyuk defeated the fifth racket of the world and the first seeded American at the tournament with a super comeback Jessica Pegula.

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