Is Elina Svitolina ready to be the best tennis player in the world?

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She became the first Ukrainian to win the Women's Master, she also triumphed in Brisbane, Dubai, and Rome, and she is already number 4 of the WTA

Is Elina Svitolina ready to be the best tennis player in the world?

Elina Svitolina has been standing out in world tennis for some time. However, and despite 2018 with very positive results, it was not until the WTA Finals in Singapore that the Ukrainian began to be mentioned forcefully. After beating the American Sloane Stephens in the final by 3-6, 6-2 and 6-2, she became the first tennis player in her country to reach such an achievement, which also helped her to place herself in the fourth box of the WTA ranking ahead of Czech Petra Kvitova and Japan's Naomi Osaka.

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The balance of the 2018 campaign has Svitolina only behind the Romanian Simona Halep, leader of the ranking, the German Angelique Kerber, and the Danish Caroline Wozniacki, all winners of Grand Slams. The top of the top five completes Osaka, reflects Mundo Deportivo, who adds that the Ukrainian was left with a bag of 2 million 360 thousand dollars after obtaining the title.

Svitolina came to the fore in 2017 and was a complete stranger. Today already accumulates 14 titles after emerging victorious in Brisbane, Dubai, and Rome. But the most important without a doubt was Singapore after canceling the initial advantage of Stephens and culminate a perfect week without losses. Although she has not yet reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam (Australia, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and the USA) this title may well be a warning.

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Her consolidation in Rome

After raising the trophies of Dubai and Rome, Svitolina gave her first warning taking the WTA Premier 5 of Rome easily overtaking the number 1, Simona Halep, 6-0 and 6-4. A powerful forehand and a respectable backhand are two of her main weapons on the court. Also, it is usually very solid with its service, says

The same media explains that Svitolina showed a lot of maturity in 2018, a quality necessary to be an elite tennis player. She had the advantage of not losing any final of the Premier 5 tournaments in which she participated: Dubai, Rome, Canada and, again, Rome. Not even Novak Djokovic in a spectacular 2018 equaled that record after falling in the final of the Master of London against the German Alexander Zverev.

Target between eyebrow and eyebrow

Svitolina demonstrated in an interview with the Reuters Agency and replicated by Tennis World of the United States what her ambitions are. The Ukrainian confessed what is the reason why she decided to play tennis and what was the main reason that linked her to the white sport since she was five years old.

"My brother was playing tennis … and he was getting all the attention of my parents (Olena and Mikhaylo). Then, because of him, I started playing tennis and for me, it was very important to play in order to receive more attention from my parents," said Svitolina.

She continued number 4 of the WTA, saying "They were so involved in tennis that they traveled with my brother, so playing tennis was the only way I could get their attention, it really motivated me and I became the best of my group".

Finally, Elina came to the present and what moves her to play tennis at 22 years old. "Definitely for me, my goal is to be the number one. In Ukraine, being number one is something bigger than winning a Grand Slam because a lot of people pay attention to that. For the world of tennis, winning a Grand Slam could be better, but for people who do not know tennis, being the best receive more attention," she explained to Reuters., in turn, remembers when Svitolina was number 6 of the WTA Ranking, and starred a naked for XXL Magazine, showing versatility through a side that few knew by taking off her clothes and undressing their most erotic side.



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On the right path

Punto de Quiebre remembers the places lost in the classification by another tennis player of renown, which, together with the notable fall of Serena Williams, give Svitolina more opportunities to be number one. It is about Garbiñe Muguruza, who gave two places and now it's number six. She also highlighted the promotions of Caroline García (top 20), Barbora Strycova (23 °) and the American Cici Bellis, number 35.

The same means she recalled that Svitolina is the first tennis player to win three Premier 5 in the same season, after her vertiginous 2017 in which he added 5 titles, which he has endorsed in 2018.


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