You can't do without sports. I bring to your attention a fresh selection of sports news.
Ashleigh Barty retired
The Australian tennis player decided to quit tennis. She announced that she was ending her career. Please note that she is only 25 years old!. She is not only the first racket of the World, but also a 3-time Grand Slam champion. Ashley has stated that she has been playing tennis since early childhood. At the age of 18, she was already taking a big break. Now she decided that she was able to achieve the goals that she set for herself. Now it's time to enjoy a normal, quiet life. Now it's time to move on to other things not related to tennis.
Oleksandr Usyk begins to prepare for the fight against E. Joshua
Oleksandr Usyk has announced that he is starting for the fight against Anthony Joshua. The Ukrainian boxer said that in the ring he will bring more benefits to Ukraine than in Kyiv. At the beginning of the war, he joined the ranks of the territorial defense. Usyk said it was time to stop running with a machine gun through the streets of Kyiv. Unfortunately, the date of the fight is not yet known.
Ukrainian figure skaters reached the final of the World Figure Skating Championship in France
Alexandra Nazarova and Maxim Nikitin did not expect that they could get to the World Championship. After the Olympic Games, they returned to Kharkov. At the beginning of the war, they came under fire. Alexandra managed to leave the country. Maxim lived in basements and shelters for a long time. Still, they managed to get to France.
There were only 3 days to prepare. Ukrainian skaters had to change the compositions under which they performed. In particular, they used such songs as "1944" and "Oh at the puddle of red viburnum." They took 16th place. At the end of the performance, the audience gave a standing ovation.
De Zerbi terminated the contract with Shakhtar
De Zerbi terminated the contract with Shakhtar. The club said that the rupture of relations occurred by agreement of the two parties. Earlier it became known that Dzerbi could become the coach of the Italian Inter. By the way, Turkish Besiktas is interested in this coach. Let me remind you that Shakhtar finished 4th in the group in the Champions League. In the UPL, the team takes the first line.
Angelina Kalinina advanced to the third round of the WTA-1000 competition in Miami
In the second round, Angelina Kalinina, who occupies 51st place in the ranking, was able to outplay the 26th racket Madison Keys. The American is on the 26th rating place. The match was not easy. Angelina lost the first set with a score of 6 - 3. But the Ukrainian managed to pull herself together. She won the second set: 3 - 6. In the decisive, third set, Kalinina did not weaken the onslaught. She won with a score: 4 - 6. As a result, the score of the match: 1 - 2 (6 - 3, 3 - 6 and 4 - 6). In the next round, Kalinina will play against Brazilian representative Beatriz Haddad Mayi, who outplayed Maria Sakkari.
Despite everything, sports tournaments are held. Ukrainian athletes fight on sports grounds. True, it is not always successful. All the peaceful sky above your head!