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‘Everything Important Has Suddenly Become Unimportant’- Another Russian Tennis Player Speaks Out on the Ongoing War in Ukraine

Published 02/26/2022, 1:07 PM EST

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WTA tennis player who belongs to Russia, Anastasia Gasanova, is the latest player to speak on the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine. Like most of the players, the 22-year-old player has condemned the violence.

Gasanova has reflected on the matter and was sad that there are such incidents taking place in the world at this point. Seeing visuals of the circumstances in the media has left her traumatized.

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Anastasia spoke more in detail on the issue and mentioned the fact that 40-year-old men are going across the border to protect their motherland from global tensions. She feels awful that she can sit at home and do nothing about it while the others are suffering out.

Reflecting on this subject, the 22-year-old stated, “Very sad to watch the news. It’s sad about everything. Misunderstanding, pain, worry. Everything important has suddenly become unimportant. It hurts my soul, it’s the most gnawing pain. I can’t watch this football anymore, and even more, I can’t realize that this is all in the real world.” 


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Moving on to tennis, Gasanova has been competing at the Grand Slam events over the past couple of years. However, she is yet to make it to the main draw of a Grand Slam event.

A breakthrough moment during the event in Abu Dhabi 


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At the moment, the Russian player has achieved a career-high ranking of 121 in the world. During the previous season, she recorded her biggest win at the tournament in Abu Dhabi. 

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During that tournament, she defeated former World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova. It was her first main draw event, and she managed to knock out a top 10 player during that week. When she was competing in the ITF circuit, she managed to win six singles titles. 


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Nonetheless, she is yet in her early days and has time to improvise her game. Nonetheless, we wish her all the best for the upcoming events and the rest of the season. 

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.
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