‘Strongly Disagree With This Approach’ – Elena Vesnina Takes a Break From Instagram Citing Harsh Realities

Published 03/11/2022, 11:49 PM EST
Elena Vesnina

The conflict in Eastern Europe has affected the entire world. The sporting world is no different, with many players actively speaking about the difficulties faced by them and their families. Moreover, many tennis stars like Elina Svitolina, Amanda Anisimova, etc. have vowed to donate a part of their prize money for the affected regions. Recently, the former women’s doubles World Number 1, Elena Vesnina, took a drastic step in the face of this conflict.

Elena Vesnina announces a break from Instagram

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The three-time doubles Grand Slam champion took to Instagram to announce a break from this social media network.

Further, she posted a message on her official Instagram handle, reasoning out her break from Instagram. She said, “Dear friends! This is extreme, but I hope not the last post on my Instagram… In connection with the fact that the meta corporation has given permission to publish content inciting hatred towards Russian citizens, I am switching to telegram!”

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Mixed Doubles – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021 Silver medallist Elena Vesnina of the Russian Olympic Committee reacts REUTERS/Edgar Su

Further, she added, “I strongly disagree with this approach of such a large and international corporation, but we live in certain realities … Friends, I will miss you very much! You are the kindest and most understanding audience. Don’t get lost, we will be in telegram.” (Translated using Google Translate)

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Elena Vesnina’s absence from tennis

The 35-year-old has been out of action owing to injuries during the latter half of the previous season. She had a memorable Tokyo Olympics, winning a silver medal in mixed doubles with Aslan Karatsev. However, since then, she has suffered from left shoulder and Achilles injuries. It has kept her away from the sport for over seven months now.

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In 2018, she took a break from tennis after she was expecting her first child. However, she came back strongly two years after and reached The Championships, Wimbledon finals in women’s doubles last year. Elena Vesnina has stated that she enjoys tennis and hopes to come back sooner rather than later. But, with age not by her side, can we see the best of Vesnina again? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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