'Elina Svitolina refused to speak to Eurosport Russia on the court after the victory in Round 1 of the US Open. She said 'I'm sorry, I can't' (in Russian) as she exited the court. In January 2018, everything was fine,' Yanchevsky wrote.
In his tweet, he put a like to the video where Svitolina speaks to a Russian reporter after her victory over Katerina Sinakova in the Australian Open.
In July, Svitolina refused to participate in Moscow River Cup; the organizers eventually said the Ukrainian was supposed to join the competition, but then she gave it up for political reasons.