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Elina Svitolina, 2020 world’s 7th highest-paid female athlete

Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina’s Biography

Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina playing tennis.[Credit/thenationalnews.com]

Elina Svitolina is a Ukrainian professional tennis player. Her full byline is Elina Mykhailivna Svitolina. She was born on the 12th of September 1994, in Odesa, Ukraine.

Her parents are Mikhaylo Svitolin and Olena Svitolina. Elina also has one sibling named Yulian Svitolina.

The tennis prowess turned professional in the year 2010. She is widely celebrated for her determination on the tennis court.

Elina reached a career-high ranking of world No.3 on 11th September 2017, and again on 9th September 2019.

Svitolina has won 15 WTA singles titles. That is in the inclusion of the 2018 WTA Finals and three of five Premier 5-level tournaments in 2017.

The three tournaments include the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Italian Open and the Canadian Open.

Elina Svitolina continually made impressive progress in the tennis field. She got recognized globally for her prowess.

At the 2015 French Open, she reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. Unfortunately, she was outshined by former champion dubbed Ana Ivanovic.

Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to break into the top-10 rankings. That was in February 2017 after winning the title in Dubai.

Elina Svitolina further achievements

At the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, Svitolina would finally reach her first Grand Slam semifinal. She followed it up with a second consecutive semifinal at the 2019 US Open.

Nevertheless, Elina has scored victories over renowned Grand Slam tennis champions. The champions include Ana Ivanovic, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka, and Ashleigh Barty among others.

Elina Svitolina’s first top-10 win came about over Kvitova in 2014 at the Cincinnati Open. That was when she reached 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 Halep and one over Serena 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.

Elina started playing tennis at a young age. Her greatest achievement as a junior was winning the French Open girls event in 2010, beating Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the final.

However, the tennis icon reached her first professional singles final at the $25,000 tournament in Kharkiv in May 2010. Svitolina also reached the final of the girls’ singles event at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, where she lost to Eugenie Bouchard.

Svitolina, as well qualified for the US Open. She was defeated in the first round by 12th seed and eventual quarterfinalist Ana Ivanovic. She won the WTA 125K Royal Indian Open title in Pune.

At the 2013 first WTA title, Svitolina gained direct entry into the Australian Open, where she was defeated by fifth seed Angelique Kerber in the first round.

Career progress

Moreover, Elina Svitolina won her first WTA title at the Baku Cup. This was after she outshined Shahar Pe’er. Thus, she became the first teenager to win a WTA tournament since February 2012.

Luckily, the victory also translated into a jump of 32 spots in the WTA rankings, landing her at No. 49 on 29 July 2013.

Moreover, in 2015 Elina began the new season at Brisbane International.  She reached the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Maria Sharapova.

At the 2018 WTA final Svitolina began her 2018 season by capturing the Brisbane International title, defeating qualifier Aliaksandra in the final. She then competed at the Australian Open as the fourth seed. She faced qualifier Ivana Jorović and won in straight sets.

The tennis star continually did well season after the other.

However, following the suspension of the WTA Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Svitolina declined to participate in the US Open due to safety concerns.

Upon resumption, Svitolina’s first tournament was the Italian Open, where she defeated Anastasia and Svetlana to reach the quarterfinals

Elina Svitolina net worth

According to reports, Elina has an estimated net worth of $ 12 million.

“The 24-year-old has earned a total of $19,860,259 from her tennis career so far. In 2020, Svitolina was also the 7th highest-paid female athlete in the world. She earned a total of $6.4 million, of which $1 million came in endorsements.”

Elina Svitolina salary

As earlier mentioned, Elina has bagged approximately $19,860,259 from her tennis career. Her current salary is not revealed.

Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina.[Credit/bbc.com]

Elina Svitolina endorsements

The tennis pro has had endorsement deals with Nike, Wilson, Superior Golf and Resort. In addition, she has dealt with women’s wear brand dubbed Poustovit, Jan Niche Concept and Eafit.

Elina Svitolina family

Since 2019, Svitolina is reported to be in a relationship with ATP star Gael Monfils.

Elina Svitolina foundation and charity work

Being the president of the Elina Svitolina Foundation, the tennis player has pledged support to cancer-affected patients. This is by donating to the Alcides & Rosaura Diniz Foundation (ARD).

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