Sabalenka, the world number 2 in tennis, devastated by the death of Konstantin Koltsov | Tennis News

Sabalenka, the world number 2 in tennis, devastated by the death of Konstantin Koltsov | Tennis News

Aryna Sabalenka’s match at the Miami Open was postponed by a day due to the death of her former boyfriend, Konstantin Koltsov. Sabalenka, the world number two in tennis, expressed her deep sadness over the tragic loss in a statement released through her publicists. The Miami-Dade police confirmed that Koltsov’s death was an apparent suicide, with no foul play suspected.

The news of Koltsov’s death sent shockwaves through the Miami Open, where Sabalenka is competing. Despite the heartbreaking loss, Sabalenka has continued to practice and is scheduled to play in the second round against Spaniard Paula Badosa. The match, originally planned for Thursday, has been rescheduled for Friday to give Sabalenka time to grieve.

Badosa, a close friend of Sabalenka’s, expressed her support and sympathy for the Belarusian player during this difficult time. She acknowledged the discomfort of playing against a friend who was going through such a tough situation. Koltsov, a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL and represented Belarus in international competitions, had a successful career before his untimely death.

In times of crisis, it is important to reach out for help. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there are organizations available to provide support and assistance during these challenging moments.

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