Getty Images/Matthew Stockman/ Pictured: Anastasia Potapova
Anastasia Potapova again introduced herself. The Russian player, participating in the WTA Indian Wells Championship match, wore a Spartak Moscow jersey. Her behavior is famous all over the world.
In the 1/16 finals of the WTA Indian Wells, she faced Russian tennis player Jessica Pegula. After an equal match, the American was on top. True, Anastasia Potapova won the first set 6: 3, but in the next two sets Pegula turned out to be better. You won 6: 4 and 7: 5, respectively, thanks to which you were able to enjoy promotion to the next stage of the prestigious tournament.
However, the voice of the representative of Russia is louder than the score. You can risk saying that if it weren’t for the controversial outfit, the match would have gone unnoticed. However, the T-shirt that Potapova is wearing makes the whole world talk about her.
The Russian woman went to the match in the jersey of Spartak Moscow, the leading Russian football team. This is a 22-time national champion and is the most successful team in history. However, this is not the first such behavior of Potapova.
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Three weeks ago, during the WTA tournament in Dubai, she posted a photo on social media of herself wearing the same jersey. “I am happy to be back in Dubai. I have joined the ranks of the white and the red,” she wrote on Instagram, adding cheerful emoticons. White and red are the colors of Spartak Moscow.
The Russian woman was making fun of everyone with this gesture. Let’s add that Russian club teams and national teams are excluded from international competitions. They cannot participate in European cups and Euro 2024 qualifiers. The Russians were already eliminated from the play-offs for promotion to the World Cup last year. Their rivals were supposed to be Poles.
Journalist “Punto de Brique” Carlos Navarro is annoyed by the behavior of the Russian footballer. It is seen by many observers as a provocation. The respective images can be seen below.
Navarro concluded, “Anastasia Potapova, a Russian tennis player, took to the court wearing a Spartak Moscow jersey. A few days after Wimbledon’s decision to let the Russians back, this photo…is provocative to say the least.”
The editor-in-chief of “Tenisklub” Adam Romer also referred to the case. “So we have the first case to consider whether or not to play at Wimbledon. Is this a reason to disqualify Potapova or not?” – added.
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