So – I started my crowdfunding campaign today. Exactly at the moment of its launch, “Sashka Tennis”, a kid who felt in love with tennis 13 years ago, has died.
Do not worry, I am OK – just not that “Sashka” you knew, in person or virtually. I’d love to be the previous one. But not.
Yes, I am sincere when I talk about I-Tea-F, my new project of tennis teashop. I am really excited about it… the only thing that I’d prefer to launch it when I am 36, not 18.
At 18, I would like to play tennis – only. Practice, make myself better & travel to tournaments. Yes, I am not Marta Kostyuk or Olga Danilovic yet, for one reason or another… but I am still a girl who opened her WTA ranking being 16, won the title at 17, and did this using probably 1% of resources my peers have. “Sashka Tennis” believed that it’s enough to have one more chance. But she’s dead.
….Well, this is another world. The world of grown-up people. The world where you can’t wait for miracles anymore – because nobody, except of your family & friends, cares about you…
Yesterday, immediately after posting my campaign on Twitter, I wrote a short message to several famous tennis people. What I asked them is not a contribution – but endorsement.
Each of them has thousands of followers. I believed that just one their tweet could make me stay in tennis – yes, I should have to work in the bar every single day, but I could be able to practice & play.
That was the last wish of “Sashka Tennis” – one more miracle, please. No, they are not OBLIGED to do it. But… it’s such a great feeling to positively change somebody’s life when all what you need is 140 symbols, isn’t?
Ben Rothenberg twitted a lot about Monfils, Venus & even hockey.
Patrick Mouratoglou evaluated Venus match.
Billie Jean King was busy on TV at Indian Wells.
But nobody of them mentioned me or answered to me…
Well, welcome to the grown-up life, Oleksandra Oliynykova.
I would like to thank to first two backers of my campaign: F. and Kevin. Whereever you are, whatever you are doing now…
While big names of tennis are busy with their big & abstract problems, this is only you – who still exists in the world where nobody, big & powerful enough, really cares.
See you tomorrow,