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"Iga Świątek & Friends for Ukraine". Charity event on July 23 in Kraków

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Iga Świątek i Agnieszka Radwańska
eurosportIga Świątek and Agnieszka Radwańska

Poland's world number one Iga Świątek has teamed up with fellow tennis players Agnieszka Radwańska, Elina Svitolina, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Martyn Pawelski for a one-day special event to raise funds for people affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"Iga Świątek & Friends for Ukraine", scheduled for July 23 in Poland's Kraków, will feature a mixed doubles match and a set of singles between Świątek and compatriot Radwańska. Both matches will be umpired by Ukrainian Svitolina.

"For months I have been working with my team on a charity initiative for Ukraine to support those who suffer because of the war," French Open champion Świątek said in a statement on social media on Wednesday.

"There will also be a special guest representing Ukraine - former (Ukraine) football player Andriy Shevchenko" - reads the statement.

Ukraine was invaded by Russia in February in what Moscow calls a "special military operation".

Iga Świątek, who is on a 36-match winning streak, has been vocal about her support for the beleaguered country, sporting a blue and yellow ribbon on her hat in recent months.

The 21-year-old beat Jana Fett 6-0 6-3 in her opening round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday and takes on Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove on Thursday.


Źródło: TVN24 News in English, Reuters

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