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Elina Svitolina (Tennis) Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, Career, Net Worth 2024, Latest News, and More

Elina Svitolina is a Ukrainian professional tennis player, achieved career-high rankings of world No. 3 in singles and 108 in doubles, according to the Women’s Tennis Association. Svitolina boasts 17 WTA Tour singles titles and has been a runner-up three times.


Age- 29 years

Height- 1.74 m

Weight- 60 kg

Born- 12 September 1994

Birthplace-Odesa, Ukraine

Spouse- Gaël Monfils (m. 2021)

Profession-Ukrainian tennis player

Nationality- Ukrainian

Coach- Raemon Sluiter (2023–present)


Svitolina was born in Odesa to Ukrainian parents Mikhaylo Svitolin, a former wrestler, and Olena Svitolina, a former competitive rower. She also has an older brother, Yulian.


Svitolina is married to ATP tennis player Gaël Monfils. Their relationship, which began in 2019, culminated in an engagement announcement on 3 April 2021, followed by their marriage on 16 July. Svitolina has chosen to retain her surname with the ITF as Svitolina during her active playing career. However, on social media profiles, she goes by “Elina Monfils.”

On 15 May 2022, Svitolina and Monfils joyfully revealed that they were expecting their first child together, a girl, who was born later that year. Prior to her relationship with Monfils, Svitolina had been romantically involved with England cricketer Reece Topley.

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Elina Svitolina Gael Monfils Split

Their highly publicized Instagram announcement about parting ways left their loyal fans in disbelief. Despite the initial breakup, it appears that true love prevailed. Reigniting their romance, they not only exchanged vows but also welcomed a child into their lives, now sharing a joyful life together. As a widely admired couple, this unexpected development left fans astonished, and some expressed their initial disappointment on various social media platforms. Elina chose to reveal their separation on Instagram while keeping the details private. Although speculation emerged about Gael’s performance impacting their relationship, the couple never officially disclosed the reasons for their initial breakup. Now, with their revived love, the past seems inconsequential as Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils happily navigate parenthood together.


As a child, Elina observed her brother receiving attention for playing tennis, motivating her to take up the sport at the age of five to regain her father’s focus. When she was 13, Svitolina and her family relocated to Kharkiv, Ukraine, with the support of businessman Yuriy Sapronov, who became her sponsor.

Svitolina’s notable junior achievement was clinching the French Open girls’ event in 2010, securing victory over Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the final. In May 2010, she reached her first professional singles final at the $25k tournament in Kharkiv. Additionally, Svitolina made it to the final of the girls’ singles event at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, where she was defeated by Eugenie Bouchard. Her qualification for the US Open saw her face a first-round defeat against 12th seed and eventual quarterfinalist Ana Ivanovic. Demonstrating her prowess, Svitolina emerged victorious in the WTA 125 Royal Indian Open in Pune, triumphing over opponents like Andreja Klepač, Rutuja Bhosale, Luksika Kumkhum, former top-10 player Andrea Petkovic, and Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm in the final.

Breaking into the world’s top 50 in July 2013, she reached the top 20 in June 2015 and the top 10 in May 2017, becoming the first Ukrainian woman to achieve this feat. Svitolina won her first WTA Tour title in 2013 and added five more by 2017, including prestigious tournaments like the WTA Finals and three Premier 5-level events. Noteworthy performances in 2019 saw her reach the semifinals at Wimbledon and the US Open. In 2021, she secured an Olympic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics and made history as the first Ukrainian tennis player to win an Olympic medal.

elina svitolina career

In 2022, Svitolina temporarily stepped away from professional tennis to welcome her first child. Returning to competition in 2023, she quickly reasserted herself by winning a WTA Tour title and reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open and the semifinals at Wimbledon, where she defeated world No. 1 Iga Świątek.

Guided by her new coach, Raemon Sluiter, Svitolina staged her comeback at the Charleston Open in April, securing a wildcard entry. However, she faced a three-set loss against Yulia Putintseva in the tournament. Continuing her return to the circuit after a decade, Svitolina participated in two ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour events. At the 2023 French Open, she advanced to the fourth round with victories over 26th seed Martina Trevisan, qualifier Storm Hunter, and Anna Blinkova.

In July 2023, following the disqualification of Ukrainian sabre champion Olga Kharlan at the World Fencing Championships for not shaking hands with her Russian opponent, Svitolina expressed support for Kharlan. She questioned the lack of respect from Russians towards their position and urged other sports federations, including the Fédération Internationale d’Escrime, to adopt a stance similar to the WTA’s support of her decision not to shake hands with Russians or Belarusians after matches. Svitolina deemed the FIE’s disqualification as “disrespectful” towards Ukrainians.

Elina Svitolina Net Worth 2024

As of 2024, Elina Svitolina’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 12 million.

Latest News about Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina wins Epic Battle Against Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki

Elina Svitolina advances to the second round of the ASB Classic after a compelling 6-4, 6-4 victory over Caroline Wozniacki. Despite the epic nature of the match, there is no provision for a draw in tennis. The clash between Wozniacki and Svitolina, both prominent and well-liked figures on the WTA Tour, unfolded in the first round due to Wozniacki’s comeback not yet elevating her ranking sufficiently to secure a direct entry or seeding. While the encounter could have easily been a final, its occurrence in the opening round means an earlier departure for Wozniacki than anticipated. Despite opportunities, especially in the first set, Wozniacki’s inability to capitalize on them led to her ultimate defeat.

“I can’t expect to win a set when I’m up so many games in a row, and I’m not taking my chances,” Wozniacki said afterward.

Elina Svitolina vs Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki faces the prospect of waiting another 12 months to secure victory at the ASB Classic. Expressing disappointment, she acknowledges the need for introspection to identify shortcomings in critical moments and aims to enhance her performance in the future. Despite the setback, Wozniacki finds positives in her fitness and shot execution, focusing on areas for improvement as she heads into the upcoming Melbourne competition.

Elina Svitolina, although perhaps not anticipating such a challenging opponent in her first match since the previous year’s US Open, managed to secure key points for the win.

“Towards the end of the first set, it was tricky,” Svitolina said.

“She had some break points or game points to have a lead and I stayed in the match. I was fighting for every single point and started to play more aggressive.

“I was a bit surprised with my movement, because I had to stop after the US Open with my fracture in my foot. So I’m happy I’m back playing and trusting my body.”

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