She was in Paris on Wednesday to participate in a conference on the mental health of athletes, on the occasion of Global Sports Week, a meeting dedicated to the economics of sport. But Elina Svitolina (27th in the world) especially took advantage of this media window to multiply the interviews and speak about the invasion of Ukraine, her country, by Russia. She was waiting for us in one of the dressing rooms at the Accor Arena (Bercy). Blue suit jacket, nod to the colors of his country, on the shoulders. Pulled hair. The marked facial features. And it is with great emotion that the 27-year-old player confided in her situation.