Svitolina raises more than $250,000 at Charity Gala, also attended by Kostyuk and Tsurenko in Monaco

Elina Svitolina hosted a charity fundraiser event in Monaco for Ukraine attended by fellow Ukrainian athletes Lesia Tsurenko, Marta Kostyuk, her husband Gael Monfils and former NBA player Tony Parker.

The charity event proved a success as they were able to raise more than 250.000 dollars for the United24 program. It's been a tricky year for Svitolina navigating her pregnancy and the terrible situation back home with her hometown Odesa affected by the war.

She marked the occasion with a few photos on social media captioning it:

"This year has been both the happiest and the most tragic for me. The moment when I found out that Gael and I were going to have a child, the war broke out in my country. Even now, I still can't fully describe what I was feeling at that moment. I felt hurt and powerless because I couldn't stop this terrible war. However, I made a decision to take action."

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