Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina admitted to speaking to other players about the Wimbledon decision, but added that she didn’t care because she didn’t want to worry about something she couldn’t control.
Two weeks ago, Wimbledon confirmed that players from Russia and Belarus would not be able to play at the All England Club this year. When Kasatkina was asked about the Wimbledon decision, she refused to harshly criticize Wimbledon and simply stated that there are much worse things in the world than being banned from a tennis tournament.
Several Russian and Belarusian players expressed their frustration and insisted that Wimbledon was wrong and unfair.
Kasatkina: I only focus on what I can control
“Of course we’re talking because there’s no news, so we’re like, ‘What’s going on?’
We don’t know,” Kasatkina told Eurosport. “But what I have decided for myself is that there are things that are out of my control, out of our control, and I have to focus on something that is not out of my hands.” .
I have priorities, which are my family, the people I love, my career as well, and those are the things I need to focus on.” “What will happen, will happen. I’m just grateful” for everything I have and everything I can do.
Unfortunately, the situation is like this, very unfortunate, there is not much we can do and we have to settle for updates and that’s it.” Kasatkina will not be able to participate in Wimbledon or any other grass-court tournament in the UK.
She had a hot run at Wimbledon in 2018, where she reached the quarterfinals before losing to Angelique Kerber. Kasatkina failed to impress at Wimbledon last year when she was beaten by Jelena Ostapenko in the second round.