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ELINA SVITOLINA

Ukraine

Road to Singapore

6th

SINGLES

D.O.B.
Sep 12
1994
Height
5' 9"
1.74 m
Weight
132 lbs.
60 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
2010
Personal
Coaching consultant is Thierry Ascione; Andrew Bettles is hitting partner. ... Parents are Mykhaylo and Olena; brother is Yulian ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by family ... Favorite shot is serve; favorite surfaces are hard, clay ... Speaks English, Russian ... Hobbies are diving, wakeboarding, reading ... Favorite food is Mexican ... People most admired are Klitschko brothers and Nik Vujicic; favorite artist is Eminem ... Junior highlights include winning Roland Garros girls' title at age 15.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (10): 2018 - Brisbane; 2017 - Taipei City, Dubai, Istanbul, Rome, Toronto; 2016 - Kuala Lumpur; 2015 - Marrakech; 2014 - Baku; 2013 - Baku; 2012 - 125/Pune.
Finalist (2): 2016 - New Haven, Zhuhai.

DOUBLES
Winner (2): 2015 - Istanbul (w/Gavrilova); 2014 - Istanbul (w/Doi).

ADDITIONAL
Ukrainian Fed Cup Team, 2012-15; Ukrainian Olympic Team, 2016.
Career Review
2017 - First Top 10 season (finishing No.6); won five WTA titles at Taipei City (d. Peng in final), Dubai (d. Wozniacki in final), Istanbul (d. Mertens in final), Rome (d. Halep in final) and Toronto (d. Wozniacki in final); SF once at Brisbane (l. to Ka.Pliskova); QF twice at Roland Garros (l. to Halep 36 76(6) 60; held 1mp in second set tie-break) and Beijing (l. Garcia 67(5) 75 76(6); held 1mp in third set tie-break); reached 4r three times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open), 3r twice (incl. Australian Open), 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r once; fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 1-2); made Top 10 debut on February 27.

2016 - Second Top 20 season (finishing career-high No.14); won one WTA title at Kuala Lumpur (d. Bouchard in final); runner-up twice at New Haven (l. to A.Radwanska) and Zhuhai (l. to Kvitova); SF four times at Dubai (l. to Errani), Tokyo [PPO] (l. to Osaka), Beijing (l. to A.Radwanska) and Moscow (l. to Kuznetsova); QF at Rio Olympics (l. Kvitova); reached 4r twice (incl. Roland Garros), 3r four times(incl. US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon); fell 1r five times; set career-high No.14 on March 7 (after Kuala Lumpur).

2015 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.19); won one WTA title at Marrakech (d. Babos in final); SF five times at Brisbane (l. to Sharapova), Bogot  (l. to Pereira), Stanford (l. to Kerber), Cincinnati (l. to S.Williams) and Zhuhai (l. to Ka.Pliskova); QF at Roland Garros (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Ivanovic); reached 4r once, 3r four times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r five times; made Top 20 debut on May 11 (after Madrid; rose from No.21 to No.19) and set career-high No.15 on August 10 (after Stanford); also won one WTA doubles title.

2014 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.29); won one WTA title at Baku (d. Jovanovski in final); SF three times at Nrnberg (l. to Ka.Pliskova), Wuhan (l. to Kvitova) and Osaka (l. to Stosur); QF four times at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Errani), 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Zheng), Istanbul (l. to Konjuh) and Cincinnati (l. to Ivanovic); reached 4r once, 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors); won one WTA doubles title.

2013 - Breakthrough first Top 50 season (finishing No.40); won one WTA title at Baku (d. Peer in final); SF at Bad Gastein (l. to Hlavackova); reached 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times; fell in RR at Sofia (as alternate - went 0-2 in RR); having started year at No.131 in the world, made Top 100 debut on February 18 (rose from No.102 to No.87) and Top 50 debut on July 29 (after Baku; rose from No.71 to No.49); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Played first three WTA main draws, falling 1r at Baku, US Open and Moscow; fell in qualifying twice (Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won one WTA 125K Series singles title; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times (incl. Roland Garros); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in Ukraine.

2009 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in Ukraine.

2008 - Played first event of career at ITF/Kharkiv 2-UKR.
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