Kostyuk booed after avoiding Sabalenka handshake

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Marta Kostyuk walks to her seat  without shaking Aryna Sabalenka's handMarta Kostyuk shook the seat umpire's manus but instantly walked consecutive to her seat without acknowledging Aryna Sabalenka
Dates: 28 May-11 June Venue: Roland Garros, Paris
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Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk was booed disconnected tribunal for avoiding a handshake with Aryna Sabalenka aft the Belarusian's first-round triumph astatine the French Open.

Second effect Sabalenka delivered a ascendant show to triumph 6-3 6-2.

Belarus is an state of Russia and allowed troops to usage its territory to motorboat past year's penetration of Ukraine.

"I thought the boos were against maine truthful I felt a spot surprised," said Australian Open champion Sabalenka. "But past I felt your support."

Prior to the match, Sabalenka - who has antecedently said "no-one supports war" - had said she understood if Kostyuk "hates" her.

Kostyuk, 20, refused to shingle hands with Belarus' Victoria Azarenka astatine past year's US Open.

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