Elina Svitolina’s Quotes, Goals, Tips & much more!)
The key is to believe in yourself and your dreams. Just work for your dreams. It will come some day. You have to keep working every day with belief.
It’s my life, I live once and I need to learn from my mistakes. Analyze them and move on.
Tennis is the biggest part of my life.
My main goal is to get into the Top 10.
The most important part of my game is just fighting. To find the way to win. No one is going to give you the points as a gift.
This is the way tennis is. The player, who can quickly adapt to the game, and express himself, outside the comfort zone, becomes the winner.
I always try to help, if I have some friends who ask for my opinion. I’m really into it.
During the breaks between the points, I’m trying to analyze a previous point and to plan the next one.
I always try to set a goal which you cannot reach, as you always have something in front of you. I have a big goal for the year, small goals for one week, for one day, to feel good on court, to learn something from each practice. I think that’s really important at this stage because all small details matter so much in such a high level here.
The person who really inspires me is Wladimir Klitschko. I follow his career and watch videos of his fights. I am impressed by his calmness, confidence, and power. He is very popular not only in Ukraine, but around the world too.
I love to read. I try to use my spare time to read as many books as I can, I read during the long flights. I can’t say I’m a specialist in it but I try, first of all to help myself. One of my favorite books is “Think Like A Champion” by Donald Trump.
Top players never let you play your game. It’s a good lesson for me.
I need to learn not to put so much pressure on myself. Just to go out there and enjoy playing, enjoying playing my best.
My child’s habit to get something what I want after the winning still stays with me. My parents first encouraged me on that.
Player’s view and coach’s view are different and it’s normal. My and my trainer’s opinions sometimes split but we always find solution together.
I’ve outgrown all my doubts, because for now I have my results, my achievements, my bank account, I am in a top-20 in my profession, I have many fans who support me and like what I do on court.
I never consider a match against a high-ranked player as a special one. My preparation for every single match should stay the same and it’s wrong to make something different only depending on a better ranking of a player.
I’m a very emotional player, so that’s why I prefer active fans.
It’s always a pleasure to receive messages that fans from Ukraine and other countries send me even after my losses, always support me. It’s very cool, I really appreciate it.
I’m just trying to work and play match by match. I’m not really focused on my ranking. Just focus on my game. If you play your game, if you have confidence, the ranking and everything else will come.
Playing the top players you get experience and you find out what you need to work on.
As a child, I just enjoyed competition. I didn’t even think I can earn a lot of money by winning matches. At 13-14 years old, money became my goal. I wanted making money by winning, to be independent from my parents. And now, I just enjoy traveling and playing on tour.
I try to play attacking tennis, but combining different styles of play is my priority. To achieve this I try to be patient and calm. I built my game around changes in the rhythm of play, variety of hits and seizing every opportunity to attack. This is how I do it.
I really like watching men’s tennis and take notes of the things that impress me.
Breakfast, workout, stretching, and then three hours of training – that’s the first half of the day. Then lunch, resting for a bit, workout, stretching, and another three hours of training. Afterwards some time to recover, have a massage, and prepare for the same routine the next day, plus the match.
I am always motivated to win the tournament, and every defeat is very painful.
For me it’s important always learning something new, because life is not only about tennis.
The most difficult point in playing tennis is to find the way to fight and to beat the opponent. In order to do so, you have to find the weak point of the opposite member of the game.
Serena and Victoria are my most favorite players. They play from the bottom of the heart. I wish to play like them, but it’s true that all the players have their own style and no one can copy it easily.
Tennis is one of the longest seasons of the sport. That’s why for us it’s really tough to be healthy, to be 100 per cent for each tournament.
I had consistent results so now I just need to step to another level, to continue working hard.