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Player Profiles

ELINA SVITOLINA

Ukraine

Road to Singapore

9th

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
Coached by Gabriel Urpi; 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 (5): 2017 - Taipei City; 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
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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