Elina Svitolina

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Elina Svitolina
Еліна Світоліна
Elina Svitolina 2013 US Open.JPG
Elina Svitolina at the 2013 US Open
Country  Ukraine
Residence Kharkiv, Ukraine
Born (1994-09-12) September 12, 1994 (age 19)
Odessa, Ukraine
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Turned pro 2010
Plays Right-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize money $567,047
Singles
Career record 118–74
Career titles 1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 35 (March 31, 2014)
Current ranking No. 35 (March 31, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open 2R (2013)
Wimbledon 1R (2013)
US Open 2R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 26–23
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking 238 (August 12, 2013)
Current ranking 261 (November 5, 2013)
Last updated on: June 24, 2013.

Elina Svitolina (Ukrainian: Еліна Михайлівна Світоліна; born September 12, 1994 in Odessa, Ukraine) is a professional Ukrainian tennis player. Her best result is winning the 2013 Baku Cup on 28 July 2013.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

Svitolina's best achievement as a junior is winning the Roland Garros girls event in 2010, beating Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the final.[3] She reached her first professional singles final at the ITF $25,000 tournament in Kharkiv in May 2010.[4] Svitolina qualified for the 2012 US Open. She was defeated in the first round by 12th seed and eventual quarter-finalist Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. Svitolina gained direct entry into the 2013 Australian Open, where she was defeated by fifth seed Angelique Kerber in the first round.

She won her first WTA title in at the July 2013 Baku Cup, beating Shahar Pe'er; in doing so Svitolina became the first teenager (she was 18 years old at the time) to win a WTA tournament since February 2012.[2] The victory also translated into a jump of 32 spots in the WTA Rankings, landing her at No. 49 in the rankings of 29 July 2013.[5]

At the 2014 Australian Open, Svitolina recorded the biggest victory of her career, defeating two-time Grand Slam champion and three-time Australian Open quarter-finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova in the opening round in straight sets.[6] She went on to reach the third round, losing to Sloane Stephens in straight sets.

Coaches[edit]

Svitolina is currently being coached by Sebastien Mattieu.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Elina Svitolina was born to Elena Svitolina and Mikhaylo Svitolin and has a brother named Julian.[7] She resides at Kharkiv, Ukraine.[7] Her favourite surfaces are grass and clay.[7]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. July 28, 2013 Baku Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan Hard Israel Shahar Pe'er 6–4, 6–4

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

ITF Circuit singles finals: 8 (6–2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. May 17, 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok 2–6, 6–4, 1–6
Winner 1. August 16, 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Slovenia Anja Prislan 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
Winner 2. October 17, 2011 Lagos, Nigeria Hard Croatia Donna Vekic 6–4, 6–3
Runner–up 2. December 26, 2011 Tyumen, Russia Hard Russia Yulia Putintseva 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. March 19, 2012 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 4. September 24, 2012 Telavi, Georgia Clay Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. February 3, 2013 Eilat, Israel Hard Russia Marta Sirotkina 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 6. August 3, 2013 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard Hungary Tímea Babos 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(11–9)

ITF Circuit doubles finals: 5 (2–3)[edit]

Challenger (125's) tournaments
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. May 25, 2009 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova Ukraine Kateryna Avdiyenko
Russia Maria Zharkova
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [9–11]
Runner–up 2. May 3, 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. July 19, 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova
6–3, 7–5
Runner–up 3. April 18, 2011 Tessenderlo, Belgium Clay Ukraine Maryna Zanevska Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Germany Tatjana Malek
5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. January 28, 2013 Eilat. Israel Hard Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Italy Corinna Dentoni
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
6–1, 6–3

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Junior Grand Slam singles finals: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2010 French Open Clay Tunisia Ons Jabeur 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2012 Wimbledon Championships Grass Canada Eugenie Bouchard 2–6, 2–6

Junior Grand Slam doubles finals: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner–up 2010 Wimbledon Championships Grass Russia Irina Khromacheva Hungary Tímea Babos
United States Sloane Stephens
7–6(9–7), 2–6, 2–6

Women's singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 3R 2–2
French Open 2R 1–1
Wimbledon 1R 0–1
US Open 1R 2R 1–2
Win–Loss 0–1 2–4 2–1 4–6

Women's doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 0–1
French Open 0–0
Wimbledon 0–0
US Open 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–2

Head-to-head record[edit]

References[edit]

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