Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina, 25, said that her parents' home was fully bombed in Ukraine but added they were all safe. On Monday, Ukrainian tennis player Lesia Tsurenko revealed Kalinina's parents home in Irpin was destroyed.
After handing a 4-6 6-2 6-4 loss to Anna Bondar in the Wimbledon first round, Kalinina confirmed that it was true that her parents' home was fully destroyed. Currently, Kalinina's parents are living with the Ukrainian tennis player and her husband.
“Their house was attacked," Kalinina said, per Tennis Majors. "There are huge holes in the house, like huge holes. There are no apartments anymore. So now this home is getting rebuilt, so they can’t live there.
So they live in my apartment where I’m living with my husband. It’s a very small apartment for my family, because, like, my mum, my dad, my brother, and they have pets. So they are so happy and we are grateful that they can move, you know, that they have place to move from Irpin city because Irpin city, everyone knows how Bucha, Irpin, is fully bombed.
Currently, they are rebuilding the house. Now they are at home safe. They have everything. Yes, I’m grateful that they have opportunities to live, and I am playing tennis. So that’s good."
Kalinina focused on helping her family, other Ukrainians
25-year-old Kalinina is playing the tennis of her life as she is currently enjoying a career-high ranking of No.
34 in the world. The more good results Kalinina clinches, the amount of money in her bank account increases. Kalinina is grateful to be in a position to earn good money and she wants to help those in need. “I understand it’s hard to focus, but for me it matters if I win or if I lose, because more I win, of course I’ve got currently money,” Kalinina said.
“I’m not only helping my family, I’m helping other families and other people, and there really, how to say, it’s not a pressure, it’s a privilege to play here. It’s a privilege to play every tournament, and to get the quality of the game means better events.
You go further. You earn more money. Then I’m able to help, and I’m helping as much as I can and not only to my family. So for me that matters”.