It’s been a tumultuous year for Russian player who has been banned from Wimbledon, spoken out against the war in Ukraine and over her own sexuality
The word “courage” is used a lot in tennis circles, usually to reference some unlikely victory or an outstanding effort under pressure. True courage, though, is something different altogether. Step forward Daria Kasatkina.
The Russian enjoyed a superb 2022 on the court, roaring back into the world’s top 10, four years after she first made it there. With her silky touch and finesse, the 25-year-old can bamboozle opponents, pulling them around on a string. But it is off the court where Kasatkina made an even bigger impression last year and where she wants to continue to make her mark.
Written by Simon Cambers in Melbourne
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jan/16/daria-kasatkina-australian-open-coming-out-happy-russia-war-ukraine under the title “Daria Kasatkina: ‘Coming out helped me. I just felt much better, I’m happy with the outcome’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.