Aryna Sabalenka will play towards her good friend, Paula Badosa, 72 hours after her boyfriend’s suicide

Aryna Sabalenka has been coaching in Miami simply 48 hours after the demise of her associate, ice hockey participant Konstantin Koltsov to suicide.

The world quantity two had simply misplaced her boyfriend after allegedly throwing herself off a balcony, in accordance with police studies however in an unimaginable take a look at of psychological fortitude, the Belarusian tennis participant will face Spain’s Paula Badosa, her “finest good friend” on the circuit, within the second spherical of the WTA 1000 Miami.

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After her triumph towards Simona Halep, Badosa was requested concerning the state of affairs her good friend Sabalenka goes by way of and the 26-year-old Spanish participant was very empathetic.

“I wish to say that I do not wish to discuss it,” Badosa mentioned to press. “However in fact. As I mentioned earlier than, she is one in every of my finest associates. Yesterday I talked so much along with her. This morning the identical factor.

“So, I do know what she’s going by way of. I do know the entire state of affairs, what is going on on. This for me can be a little bit of a shock to undergo that as a result of in the long run she is my finest good friend and I do not need her to undergo. It is a very powerful state of affairs.

“I actually do not wish to discuss it as a result of I mentioned I am not going to speak. She is my finest good friend and I promised her. I will keep like this. I am sorry.”

What occurred to Koltsov?

Kolsov, born in USSR Belarus, was 42 when he died in Florida, Miami with Miami-Dade Police ruling the demise as an obvious suicide after he fell from a balcony in Bal Harbour.

A toxicology report will not be but obtainable, however a report mentioned that the ex-NHL participant had jumped.

“The Miami-Dade Police Division, Murder Bureau, responded and has taken over the investigation of the obvious suicide of Mr. Konstantin Koltsov,” Argemis Colome mentioned in an announcement. “No foul play is suspected.”

Koltsov, on the time, was an assistant coach for the Kontinental Hockey League and his membership reacted with an outpouring of emotion and grief on the lack of somebody they beloved.

A press release from the membership learn: “He was a powerful and cheerful individual, he was beloved and revered by gamers, colleagues, followers. Konstantin Evgenievich [has] without end written himself within the historical past of our membership.”

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