Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina revealed her goals for the upcoming tennis season. The two-time major semifinalist Svitolina intends to clinch her first major title in 2020 and wants to keep herself free from injuries.
“The priority for me is to be healthy, but my goals are high. I want to win a Grand Slam and be the world No.1 for the first time,” said Elina Svitolina.
At Wimbledon 2019, World Number six Svitolina became the first Ukrainian to reach semifinals of a Grand Slam.
She broke into the top-ten rankings in the year 2017 and since then she hasn’t left the first column of WTA’s roster. Svitolina’s career-high ranking is World Number three and she aspires to attain the WTA’s summit in 2020.
“I want to give myself a shot. It’s difficult to make a choice, but I would like to triumph at Wimbledon. It’s there where I have started playing better this year after my knee issues,” she added.
After the round one exit at Miami Open 2019, Svitolina’s right knee was sore. Consequently, she took a break from tennis. Then later during the Asian Swing, she retired from her second-round match at the Guangzhou International Women’s Open 2019 all because of her right knee pain.
Like every other tennis player, even Svitolina aims for a medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. However, at the moment her participation in the Olympics is dangling since she hasn’t played Fed Cup matches in the recent past.
In 2018, Svitolina won the WTA Finals title. Till date, it remains the biggest title of her tennis career and since then the Ukrainian tennis icon hasn’t won any WTA title.