Tuesday’s night session at the Rome Masters 2019 was a phenomenal match between the ladies, Victoria Azarenka, and Elina Svitolina. Despite, being the two-time defending champion, Svitolina conceded a 4-6 6-1 7-5 defeat in her opening round at Italian Open 2019.
The former World Number three, Elina Svitolina is certainly more than a tennis player. She and her partner, Gael Monfils donate 100 dollars per every successful ace they slam during their tournaments to the children of the hospital of Odessa, (a city where Svitolina was born in Ukraine).
The Ukrainian, Elina Svitolina genuinely cares about her fans and her country-folks. Recently, a 16-year-old from Ukraine, Daria Lopatetska was suffering from a severe knee injury and her operation in the knee meniscus was inevitable. She needed €12, 000 on an immediate basis to get her knee operated.
Lopatetska is a budding tennis player, she has pulled off three ITF W25 titles and attained No. 231 position on the WTA rankings. Lopatetska’s family needed funding to operate her knee. The top-ranked tennis player of their nation, Svitolina bore all the expenses for her knee surgery with took place in Italy and also the operation turned out to be successful.
There is nothing better than making a difference in other people’s lives just by doing your bit. These acts of kindness and humanity from Svitolina simply raise her on top in the sight of her fans. She is an individual beyond her Wilson wand and her defensive baseline tennis.
Besides that, this year, the WTA Finals champion, Elina Svitolina founded the ‘Elina Svitolina Foundation’ in the US which motivates the children to pick up tennis racquets and encourage the budding players to push themselves to a higher level in the sport.
The foundation also inculcates hard work, self-discipline and the importance of giving 100% every day in the life. Svitolina initiated this mission which creates new opportunities for children this year in March.
On the professional courts, World Number six tennis player, Elina Svitolina has won 13 WTA titles and twice made it to the Australian Open and Roland Garros quarterfinals.