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Poland’s Iga Swiatek offered words of support to the people of Ukraine after clinching the Qatar TotalEnergies Open title in Doha on Saturday.

During Switek’s on-court interview following her win over Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, the World No. 8 became emotional, saying, “I wouldn’t even imagine something like that happening to the country next to me.”

The 20-year-old went on to extend her support to all those suffering in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country.

“If sport can connect us even if a bit today and give us a tiny bit of joy in these tough moments, I’m grateful for that,” Swiatek concluded.