Daria Kasatkina: ‘Coming out helped me. I just felt much better, I’m happy with the outcome’

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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.

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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.