Elina Svitolina

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Elina Svitolina (Ukrainian: Еліна Світоліна, pronounced [ɛˈlʲinɑ sβiˈtɔlʲinɑ]; born 12 September 1994) is a Ukrainian professional tennis player. Having turned professional in 2010, she reached her career-high ranking of world No. 3 on 11 September 2017.

Svitolina has won 12 WTA singles titles, her most significant coming at Premier 5-level tournaments, where she won three out of the five events in 2017, namely the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Italian Open, and the Canadian Open. At the 2015 French Open, she reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal where she was defeated by former champion Ana Ivanovic. In February 2017, after winning the title in Dubai, Svitolina made history by becoming the first Ukrainian woman to break into the top-10 rankings.

In her career, Svitolina has scored victories over the likes of Grand Slam champions Ivanovic, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber, Garbiñe Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitová, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Pennetta, and Sloane Stephens. Her first top-10 win came over Kvitová in 2014 at the Cincinnati Open, where she would go on to reach her first semifinal at a Premier 5 tournament. She also has six wins over a world No. 1 to her name, three over Kerber, two over Simona Halep and one over Williams. In doubles, Svitolina has won two titles, both at the İstanbul Cup, in 2014 and 2015. Her career-high ranking in doubles play is world No. 108, which she reached on 4 May 2015.

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Wimbledon 2019: Halep ‘desperate’ for title after semi-final win over Svitolina

Simona Halep says she is ‘chilled’ after making her first Wimbledon singles final with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Elina Svitolina and is not daunted by facing Serena Williams

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The seven-time Wimbledon champion is not at her best but did not need to be against Alison Riske who crumbled the moment she realised she might actually win

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