Elina Svitolina: “Now my heart is free, I spend most of the time on tennis”
The “first racket” of Ukraine visited the program “Breakfast with 1 + 1”. It is reported by Upmp.news with reference to btu.org.ua.
Elina Svitolina shared emotions after the defense of the champion title in Dubai on air of the morning show.
“It was very difficult. I won this stage last year. Everyone was expecting me to win again. Everyone was expecting that I would do it very easily, although there were a lot of good players on that tournament. And of course, it was pleasant for me that I won again,” the athlete said.
Svitolina also shared her plans for reaching the first stage among the best tennis players in the world.
“When you go to a higher level, you need to win only big tournaments. There is already a bigger number of points. Every day training, every day I do my best at training sessions,” she said.
Tennis player stressed that for the development of an athlete in Ukraine the sponsorship is important. According to her, Ukrainian tennis players need to work 3-4 times more than foreign ones to show themselves better.
“Abroad Sasha (Dolgopolova, ed.) and I are recognized much more than in Ukraine. We are still trying to promote Ukraine”, – said Svitolina, noted that in Ukraine more and more people began to talk about tennis.
In addition, the athlete described how to solve the problem of frequent relocations and climate change. She stressed that in such conditions there should be preparation, as well as the importance of adhering to the regime and consuming a large amount of water.
When asked about a loved one and about relations with a British cricket player, Rice Topl Elina said that “now my heart is free. Now, as always, I spend most of the time on tennis … And for me it is now the priority.”