Elina Svitolina says Aryna Sabalenka made handshake snub worse

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2023
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Susan Mullane/USA TODAY Sports

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina accused Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka of adding fuel to the fire by standing at the net waiting for a handshake she knew would never happen at the end of their French Open quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Svitolina had warned she would not shake hands with players from Russia or Belarus following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine last year.

"I don't know, to be fair, what she was waiting for, because my statements were clear enough about the handshake," Svitolina, who was booed by the crowd as she walked straight to...

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