A partir do Facebook dela:
In a few days I am going to lose two World Champion titles – one by one. Just because I decided not to go to Saudi Arabia. Not to play by someone’s rules, not to wear abaya, not to be accompanied getting outside, and altogether not to feel myself a secondary creature. Exactly one year ago I won these two titles and was about the happiest person in the chess world but this time I feel really bad. I am ready to stand for my principles and skip the event, where in five days I was expected to earn more than I do in a dozen of events combined. All that is annoying, but the most upsetting thing is that almost nobody really cares. That is a really bitter feeling, still not the one to change my opinion and my principles. The same goes for my sister Mariya – and I am really happy that we share this point of view. And yes, for those few who care – we’ll be back!
Ou seja, uma Campeã legítima não só perde o campeonato que não disputa (normal, apesar de isto já de si ser criticável, pois a Arábia Saudita não deveria ter sido feito lá, mas enfim ok), como também perde 2 títulos que tinha ganho anteriormente (!). Ridículo.