World No 1 Iga Swiatek will drink Elina Svitolina, Agnieszka Radwanska, and other players to Krakow( Poland) on July 23 for a charity exhibition in support of philanthropic relief sweats in Ukraine.
Swiatek will be joined by Ukraine’s long-time top player, former world no. 2 Radwanska, Polish inferior player Martyn Pawelski and former ATP WorldNo. 31 Sergiy Stakhovsky at the event. The quintet will play a mixed doubles match, and Swiatek and Radwanska will play a one-set mates exhibition.
” For months, I’ve been working with my platoon on a charity auction for Ukraine to support those who suffer because of the war,” Swiatek wrote on Wednesday in publicizing the event on social media.
” I hope we can see each other in large figures. to show the strength of sport when it unites us in helping and gives us at least a little joy.”
Famed former soccer player Andriy Shevchenko will also be on hand as a special guest.
Svitolina, who blazoned in May that she’s awaiting her first child with hubby and ATP pro-Gael Monfils, will serve as president arbiter.
In a social media post, Svitolina expressed her gratefulness to all involved.
All proceeds from the event will be bestowed in support of children and teenagers affected by the war in Ukraine. Svitolina’s charity foundation, UNICEF Poland and United 24, the sanctioned charity action of Ukraine in response to the war, are also involved.
Poland’s top player has been oral in her support of Ukraine since the country was raided by Russia in February, including after winning both the Qatar Total Open that month and Roland Garros in June.
numerous Ukrainians have fled to bordering Poland in recent months to seek retreat from the war.
” I felt like I want people to be more apprehensive of what is going on,” Swiatek had said after winning in Paris.
” I suppose if it’s really important for us, we should perhaps use our voice, because we’re public numbers and we’ve some impact. For sure, when I came WorldNo. 1, I felt like I’ve some kind of obligation to speak, but I really want to keep doing that in a smart way and perhaps not too important so it’s not too inviting.”