Elina Mikhailovna Svitolina – Ukrainian tennis player, winner of Roland Garros 2010 among juniors. Six times won the WTA series in singles and twice in the doubles. I reached the quarterfinals of the French Open of 2015 and the 2016 Olympic Games. In 2014-2017, Svitolina won 10 times in matches against rivals from the top 10, including at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro overcame the first racket of the world Serena Williams, then twice defeated the first racket of the world Angelique Kerber.
In January 2017 rose to the 13th place in the updated ranking of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) – the first time in the history of Ukrainian tennis.
In February 2017, Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina was recognized as the best tennis player of the world in February. Svitolina according to the polls of the fans on the official website of the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) scored 63% of the vote, ahead of the Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic and the third racket of the world Karolina Plishkov.
Last month, Svitolina held a phenomenal 13-game winning streak, becoming the champion of titles in Dubai and Taipei. These triumphs helped the sportswoman to rise in the world rating on the tenth position for the record for Ukrainian women’s tennis.
Elina Svitolina has an older brother, Julian. Parents gave their children Greek names. The Svitolin family was always athletic: Elina’s father was engaged in wrestling, and her mother was water sports.
Elina’s brother started tennis at the age of nine, which is quite late for men’s tennis. The girl, following the example of her brother, from four years was on tennis courts.
Svitolina loudly declared herself in the competition of juniors. In 2010, at the junior career stage, the tennis player was able to win the French Open among girls.
In the same year, in pairs, she went to the doubles finals of the junior drawing of the Wimbledon tournament together with the Russian Irina Khromacheva.
August 2011 in Turkey, Elina won the first career title in ITF cycle tournaments.
In October, she wins the ITF tournament, which was held in Nigeria, with a prize fund of 25 thousand dollars.
In March 2012, the Ukrainian tennis player won at the 25-thousandth in Tunisia. In April of the same year, she played the first matches for the Ukrainian team in the qualifying round of the Federation Cup.
About the record in Ukrainian tennis
In January 2017, thanks to a victory in the quarter finals of the tournament in Brisbane over the first racket of the world German Angelique Kerber and the exit to the semifinals, Elina rose to the 13th place in the WTA ranking.
After appearances in Australia, Svitolina was able to win her fifth single WTA title. It happened at a tournament in Taipei, where in the decisive meeting Elina defeated Peng Shuai.
In February 2017, Svitolina won the first tournament in the career category WTA Premier 5. The first racket of Ukraine won, beating the Dane Karolin Wozniacki. The triumph in Dubai brought Svitolina 900 rating points and the tenth place in the updated version of the world WTA rating, which is a record in the history of women’s tennis in Ukraine.