Tennis Star Elina Svitolina Backflips on Vaccine Stance

Prominent tennis star and Ukrainian pro, Elina Svitolina, has backflipped on her initial stance on vaccines to ensure that she is up for a booster dose. 15th ranked Svitolina was against booster dose’s earlier and has backtracked on that to reveal that she was vaccinated earlier in 2021 and is all willing to get a booster dose.

Even if they tell me that I have to get a third shot, I would be happy to do that, because I see now so many new cases – and lots of players,” Svitolina told News Corp.

Lots of our friends are getting Covid, so it’s quite tough right now.”

Svitolana said she was also happy with the initial response from players and can’t wait for the season to get started. 

 It’s amazing to see so many good players signing to play from the beginning of the season,” she said.

Everyone’s trying to be ready for the first (grand slam) tournament, for Melbourne, so it’s a really good field and it’s going to be really tough from the beginning of the tournament. There’s no time for adjustments – you have to be ready from the first round, mentally, physically, so this is very exciting, I think, for the tournament and for players as well.”

Svitolina recently got married to men world No.6 Gael Monfils in a close private ceremony. Both the stars plan to be in Australia during the year’s first Grand Slam and will be fighting for laurels after their rushed wedding. 

It was a very special moment for me and Gael,” Svitolina said.

“That month was very busy, for both of us. We had our wedding and the next day we had to fly to Tokyo straightaway, so no big celebrations, but in the end it was very special. We shared this moment with our family and our close friends. It was a really small wedding and it was super special … definitely this moment will last forever in our memories.”

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