Tennis News: Aryna Sabalenka and Jannik Sinner

  • Sabalenka's boyfriend's reason of death released
  • Sinner speaks about physical troubles at Indian Wells
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As most people know, Aryna Sabalenka suffered the sudden loss of her boyfriend, Konstantin Koltsov, this week. This happened as the WTA No. 2 was preparing to play at the Miami Open. The news of Koltsov's death was confirmed by Russian hockey team, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, whom Koltsov had worked for.

As he was only 42 years old, his sudden passing left many unanswered questions. He had seemingly remained healthy and had not been struggling with any issues, so why would someone still young suddenly die? The answer as to why was found quickly, unfortunately.

According to a report by CNN, and as they learned from the Miami-Dade Police Department, Koltsov died from an "apparent suicide." There was no foul play involved. The exact details of who made the call about the situation have not been revealed as of this writing.

Aryna Sabalenka and the loss of her boyfiend, Jannik Sinner talks about an injury

According to a police department statement, "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."

Most importantly, if you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255. A trained counselor will be available to help you. If you live outside the United States, there are international hotlines which you can find here.

In other news, Jannik Sinner recently lost to Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals at Indian Wells. He easily won the first set before Alcaraz took total control of the match. After the match, Sinner gave most of the credit to Alcaraz, but Sinner did speak about how he had hurt his elbow on a fall in the third set. He was able to finish the match, of course, but one might wonder how long the injury could linger as the Miami Open begins so soon after Indian Wells.

Sinner said in a press conference after the loss, "I had some problems...but it was okay throughout until the third set. Then when I fell, I felt a little bit the elbow because I fell over the elbow and I rolled over. So was for me after tough to serve...(but Alcaraz) changed a couple of things tactically, which I have to watch out for the next time. I have to improve couple of things and try to beat him again."

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