40 Facts About Elina Svitolina

1. Elina Svitolina's reached career-high rankings of world No 3 in singles and 108 in doubles.

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2. Elina Svitolina produced her best performances at a major in 2019, having reached her two Grand Slam semifinals at the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open.

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3. In 2021, Elina Svitolina won the Olympic bronze medal in the women's singles tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics and became the first Olympian to win a medal in tennis for Ukraine.

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4. Elina Svitolina was born in Odesa to Ukrainian parents Mikhaylo Svitolin and Olena Elina Svitolina (a former competitive rower).

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5. Elina Svitolina reached the final of the girls' singles event at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, where she lost to Eugenie Bouchard.

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6. Elina Svitolina's won the WTA 125 Royal Indian Open title in Pune, defeating Andreja Klepac, Rutuja Bhosale, Luksika Kumkhum, former top-10 player Andrea Petkovic, and Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm in the final.

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7. Elina Svitolina's went on to reach the third round, losing to Sloane Stephens in straight sets.

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8. Elina Svitolina's began the new season at the Brisbane International where she reached the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Maria Sharapova.

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9. At the Australian Open, Elina Svitolina reached the third round, and won the first set against world No 1 and eventual champion, Serena Williams, before losing in three sets.

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10. Elina Svitolina's fell in the second round in both Dubai and Doha, losing in tight three-set matches to Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka, respectively.

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11. Elina Svitolina rose to No 17 after this tournament, surpassing Alona Bondarenko as the highest-ranked Ukrainian woman in the Open Era, including women from Ukraine who played under the Soviet Union.

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12. Elina Svitolina concluded her warm up for the US Open in New Haven, where she retired from her first-round match against Madison Keys.

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13. Elina Svitolina's progressed to the third round of the US Open, defeating Elizaveta Kulichkova and Kaia Kanepi, before losing to 13th seed Ekaterina Makarova for the third time this year.

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14. Elina Svitolina failed to repeat her success from the previous year in Wuhan, losing in the third round to Karolina Pliskova.

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15. Similarly disappointing results ensued for Elina Svitolina, losing in the second round of Beijing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and the first round of Tianjin to Elena Vesnina.

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16. Elina Svitolina's was drawn into Group B with second seed Carla Suarez Navarro and Andrea Petkovic.

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17. Elina Svitolina began her season at the Hopman Cup, representing Ukraine with Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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18. At the Indian Wells Open, 17th-seed Elina Svitolina defeated Annika Beck, before losing in straight sets to ninth-seed Roberta Vinci.

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19. At the Rio Olympics, Elina Svitolina scored her first win over defending champion and then-world No 1, Serena Williams, in the third round to reach the quarterfinals, defeating the out-of-sorts American in straight sets.

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20. Elina Svitolina's topped her group by defeating Kiki Bertens and Elena Vesnina, and then came from a set down to defeat top seed Johanna Konta in the semifinals to advance to her third final of the year, where she lost to Kvitova.

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21. Elina Svitolina's equalled her best showing in Melbourne, reaching the third round with victories over Galina Voskoboeva and Julia Boserup, before losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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22. Elina Svitolina won her fifth career title at the Taiwan Open, fending off four match points in her quarterfinal encounter with Ons Jabeur, before defeating Peng Shuai in the final.

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23. Elina Svitolina continued her strong start to the season in Dubai, where she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets in the final to capture her first title at Premier 5-level.

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24. Elina Svitolina progressed through her first three matches with relative ease, defeating Yaroslava Shvedova, Tsvetana Pironkova and Magda Linette respectively.

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25. Elina Svitolina's faced Simona Halep in a rematch of the Italian Open final.

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26. Elina Svitolina's entered the US Open knowing that a run to the semifinals would see her claim the world-number-one ranking for the first time.

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27. Elina Svitolina's overcame Katerina Siniakova in a rain-interrupted three-set encounter, before easing past Evgeniya Rodina and Elina Svitolina'slby Rogers to reach the round of 16 at the US Open for the first time.

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28. Rebounding from a second-round loss in Madrid to Suarez Navarro, Elina Svitolina claimed her second straight Italian Open crown, defeating top seed Simona Halep in two sets, in a rematch of the previous year's final.

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29. Elina Svitolina's defeated Kiki Bertens in three sets, and in the final, she came from a set down to beat Sloane Stephens, winning the biggest title of her career.

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30. Elina Svitolina opened the season with an unsuccessful title defense in Brisbane; she lost her first match to the previous year's finalist, Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

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31. At the French Open, Elina Svitolina was defeated in the third round by the 2016 champion, Garbine Muguruza.

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32. Elina Svitolina topped her group, winning all three matches without dropping a set.

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33. The swing ended at the French Open, where fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina lost in the third round to eventual champion, Barbora Krejcikova, in straight sets.

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34. Grass swing, second-seeded Elina Svitolina attended her first tournament at the German Open in Berlin and had a rough start after she was ousted in her first match there; her loss to Ekaterina Alexandrova, in straight sets, marked her first loss to the Russian in their four-match head-to-head record.

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35. At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Elina Svitolina embarked on her second Olympics appearance and entered into the singles tennis tournament as the fourth seed.

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36. At the Canadian Open, third-seeded Elina Svitolina was defeated in her first match by Johanna Konta in a three-set loss, despite having won the first set.

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37. On 31 March 2022 Elina Svitolina announced that she was taking a temporary break from competition.

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38. Guardian described Elina Svitolina's playing style as "deceptively casual", but being capable of "brilliant displays" when in good form.

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39. Elina Svitolina is capable of turning defense into offense when given the chance, and is capable of hitting low-risk winners from defensive positions.

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40. In late 2016, Elina Svitolina announced that Gabriel Urpi would be her new coach, with Thierry Ascione replacing Henin as her new coaching consultant.

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