Terrible times for Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska. “The first thought was to kill himself.”

Saturday April 16, 2022, 4:15 p.m.

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Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska went through tough times after her defeat in the Billie Jean King Cup.

Upset because of the war and the lost match, the tennis player revealed that she was close to suicide.

The match with Alison Risk in the Billie Jean King Cup, 7-6.7-5 for the American, was important for the Ukrainian tennis player who fought with all her might to win the match and make the people of his happy country.

Immediately after Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, Dayana Yastramska came to Romania with her sister.

“My first thought after the defeat was to kill myself. In such tournaments, every game is important, there are always a lot of emotions. Especially now, when it happens in Ukraine, you have extra motivation to win, to win for Ukraine. .

It’s very difficult because you’re playing against the Americans, everyone is very tense, you put extra pressure on yourself. I don’t even remember the score of the first set tie-break. Every point I played was important.

I don’t even know how to express my feelings in words. If I play it safe when I have a chance to win, then I put pressure on myself and start losing. It would probably take me a whole day to explain what happened in that game.

All in all, I think it was an interesting fight. I did my best. It’s sad to have lost, but I enjoyed playing here,” said Dayana Yastremska at the end of the match with Alison Riske in the Billie Jean King Cup.