Daria Kasatkina comes out as gay and speaks out against Russian attitudes

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  • Russia’s No 1 female tennis player is in relationship with woman
  • Kasatkina: ‘Living in peace with yourself is all that matters’

Daria Kasatkina, Russia’s highest-ranked female tennis player, has come out as gay in a video interview posted online on Monday.

The current world No 12 told Russian blogger Vitya Kravchenko that she is in a relationship with a woman and found “living in the closet” impossible. Kasatkina, who is not currently based in Russia, also posted pictures on Instagram with her girlfriend, the figure skater Natalia Zabiiako.

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Written by Reuters and Associated Press
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