Russian tennis ace Daria Kasatkina has revealed she’s dating a woman and posted a picture with partner Natalia Zabiiako.

Daria’s interview with Russian blogger Vitya Kravchenko was an emotional one.

The 25-year-old talked about coming out of the closet during the chat. She also broke down in tears when asked whether she was afraid she might not be able to go back to Russia after her revelation and recent comments.

The question came after the Russian parliament’s move to tighten restrictions on discussions about LGBTQ rights.

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Meet Natalia Zabiiako, Olympic medal-winner

After her recent interview, Daria took to her Twitter and Instagram to post pictures of herself with Natalia Zabiiako.

Natalia is a 27-year-old Russian Estonian competitive pair skater. She competed at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and won a silver medal.

Natalia previously competed for Russia with skating partner Alexander Enbert.

She was also the 2019 World bronze medalist and 2018 European bronze medalist, among her other achievements.

Natalia has close to 29,000 Instagram followers.

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Daria Kasatkina reveals she’s dating a woman

After revealing she’s dating a woman, Daria told told News.com.au: “Living in the closet is impossible. Not for the long run. It is too hard.

“It is pointless. You will be completely focused on that until you choose to come out. Of course, it is up to you to decide how to do it and how much you tell.

“So many subjects are taboo in Russia, some of them more important than ours. This notion of someone wanting to be gay or becoming one is ridiculous.”

Daria posts adorable pictures with partner Natalia

After the interview, Daria and Natalia both posted pictures of them together on social media to make their relationship public and share their adorable moments with the world.

Daria also took to Twitter to call Natalia: “My cutie pie.”

“@DKasatkina mama I’m a criminal,” Natalia captioned her picture:

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