The 21-year-old Ukrainian player, who left her native country last week, won her first round match at the Open 6th Sens in Lyon.
Two match points saved, a hijacked victory, but above all a strong emotion. A week after leaving her hometown of Odessa, under fire since the start of the Russian occupation of Ukraine, Ukrainian player Dayana Yastremska knocked out Romanian Ana Bogdan (97) in the first round of the Open 6th Sens of Lyons (3-6 , 7). -6, 7-6).
The 21-year-old Ukrainian (126th in the world) saved a game point in the second set as well as in the third set to snatch victory in more than three hours of play and after two draws, before falling in the runs. and then be comforted by her opponent.
Eliminated in pairs with her little 15-year-old sister the day before (they were invited to the couples table), the Ukrainian continues her adventure in Lyon. “I am happy to have won for my country, but at the same time I am very sad for what is happening there“The player reacted, a Ukrainian flag wrapped around the back. “In those moments I realized that it was nothing compared to what was happening or the moments lived to come here and that it was not really important. she added. I have never played such a match in my life with such a feeling of stress.»