- Win against Anna Bondar guarantees £78,000 reward
- No 29 seed reveals home bombed by Russian forces
Some players dream of playing at Wimbledon at least once in their career. For others, the possibility they might one day win the title pushes them to incredible lengths. For some, merely winning a match at Wimbledon is worth much more than that.
For Anhelina Kalinina, a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 winner over Anna Bondar on Monday, the £78,000 she is guaranteed for reaching round two will go toward helping her family rebuild their home in Ukraine, which, she revealed, has been bombed by Russian forces.
Written by Simon Cambers at Wimbledon
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/27/ons-jabeur-sweeps-mirjam-bjorklund-aside-wimbledon-first-round under the title “Kalinina to use Wimbledon prize money to rebuild family home in Ukraine”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.