ELINA SVITOLINA is targeting a Grand Slam win after a superb 2018.
The Ukrainian star, 24, has worked her way up to No6 in the world after winning all three finals she featured in this season.
EPA5 The Ukrainian has worked her way into the world top 10
Who is Elina Svitolina?
DAUGHTER of a former wrestler and a professional rower, Svitolina was born in Odessa in 1994.
She began playing tennis at the age of five and quickly caught the attention of local scouts, including businessman Yuriy Sapronov who became her sponsor.
Svitolina reached the final of the girls singles at Wimbledon in 2012, where she lost to Eugenie Bouchard.
Instagram @elisvitolina5 Svitolina has won all three finals she’s played this year
Instagram @elisvitolina5 Her career-best finish at a Grand Slam is quarter-final at this year’s Australian Open
Since turning pro, the Ukrainian has won 12 WTA events, including the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Italian Open, and the Canadian Open all in 2017.
She has a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike and this year put in a career best Grand Slam performance, reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
Instagram @elisvitolina5 You can see Svitolina at the WTA Finals in Singapore
Which England cricketer is she dating?
SVITOLINA met England star Reece Topley in Chiswick Riverside Gym in 2016.
She revealed: “I spotted him straight away. It wasn’t difficult – he is two metres tall and very strong.
“I was very focused on my training and then I saw him in the restaurant afterwards.”
Topley, who was in the England Lions squad this summer, last played for the senior England team in 2016 and has ten ODI matches under his belt.
PA:Press Association5 The tennis star and Topley have been together since 2016
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