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'While we were no longer together...': Heartbroken Aryna Sabalenka requests privacy after ex-boyfriend's death

World No 2 Aryna Sabalenka is mourning her former partner Konstantin Koltsov's death and has requested privacy from everyone. Despite the tragedy, Sabalenka is set to continue taking part in the ongoing Miami Open and is set to take on Paula Badosa on Friday, March 22 in Round 2.

Edited By: Anshul Gupta @oyegupta_ New Delhi Published on: March 21, 2024 12:53 IST
Aryna Sabalenka lost her former partner Konstantin Koltsov
Image Source : GETTY Aryna Sabalenka lost her former partner Konstantin Koltsov and has requested for privacy

World No 2 Belarusian tennis star Aryna Sabalenka is mourning the death of her former partner and has requested privacy from everyone, including the media. Sabalenka, who had started dating former hockey player Konstantin Koltsov in 2021, mentioned that her heart is broken even though they were not together anymore and the loss is unthinkable.

"Konstantin's death is an unthinkable tragedy, and while we were no longer together, my heart is broken," Sabalenka wrote on her Instagram story. "Please respect my privacy and his family's privacy during this difficult time." However, the couple didn't publicly announce their break-up. 

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Image Source : ARYNA SABALENKA INSTAGRAM STORYAryna Sabalenka Instagram story

However, it is reported that Sabalenka will not pull out of the ongoing Miami Open and was seen practising in all black outfit on Tuesday, March 19. Sabalenka is set to play her close friend Paula Badosa in Round 2 on Friday, March 22 after getting a bye in the first round and the Spanish star realises that it will be a tough game for the two-time Grand Slam winner. 

"She's [Sabalenka] one of my best friends. Of course, I know what she's going through. Honestly, for me it hasn't been easy, too. I really don't know what to say, honestly. She's a strong woman. I think she will get the power from somewhere," Badosa said on Tuesday.

In a suspected suicide, the 42-year-old Koltsov died Monday in Miami. Miami-Dade police spokesman Argemis Colome said in an email accessed by news agencies on Monday at 12:39 a.m. (0439 GMT), police "were dispatched to the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, in reference to a male that jumped from a balcony.

"The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau, responded and has taken over the investigation of the apparent suicide of Mr. Konstantin Koltsov. No foul play is suspected," the email read.

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