Elina Svitolina Ends Successful Partnership With Coach Andrew Beetles

Published 10/25/2021, 5:45 AM EDT
Sep 7, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Elina Svitolina of Ukraine hits to Leylah Fernandez of Canada on day nine of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Elina Svitolina suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Camila Osorio in the first round of the Tenerife Ladies Open 2021. Even though the Ukrainian player won the first set, Osorio made a beautiful comeback and defeated her in three sets. The final scoreline of the match was 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

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Although Elina Svitolina bagged the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, it hasn’t been a great season for her. Thus, she took quite a bold step recently.

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Elina Svitolina parts ways with her coach Andrew Beetles

Svitolina announced a shocking and unfortunate news on her Twitter handle today. She decided to part ways with her coach and mentor, Andrew Beetles, after spending five years with him. In the tweet, she highlighted that it is the right time for both of them to move their separate ways.

“After 5 years and 11 titles together!! Andy and I both agreed it was the right time to move our separate ways,” wrote Svitolina on Twitter.

Beetles started as an assistant coach for Svitolina and then got promoted to her head coach in 2017. Intriguingly, they won 11 WTA titles together.

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“Very thankful for all his hard work” – Svitolina

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In the tweet, Svitolina also emphasized that she is really grateful for Beetles’ hard work and support. She also wished him all the best for his future and even posted a picture of her along with the British man.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021. Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina celebrates after winning her second round match against Ann Li of the U.S. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

“I am very thankful for all his hard work and endless support. I wish him only the best in his future career!” concluded the Ukrainian player.

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Elina Svitolina hasn’t opened up about her new coach as of now. After her defeat at the Tenerife Ladies Open 2021, it will be interesting to see how she manages to make a comeback to the court. Will she be able to qualify for the WTA Finals this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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