Elina Svitolina registered the biggest victory of her career by defeating Sloane Stephens at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore on October 28.
The World No 6 undoubtedly played the best tennis of her life and defeated the fifth-seeded Sloane by 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Svitolina’s joy knew no bounds after the much-deserved victory. “I think I have nothing to prove anymore to anyone and it’s definitely a good statement for myself. I think mental toughness is what I really had to show,” said the Ukrainian tennis star.
The vivacious Svitolina passion for tennis is another level and so is her love for her cricketer beau. Yes, the stunning tennis star is in a relationship with English cricketer Reece Topley.
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The duo first met in a gym in London in 2016, and it’s Svitolina who first fell for the cricketer’s hot body as she watched him working out.
After that, the duo met for their first date in a restaurant, which just turned out to be the beginning of a long romance.
Before Svitolina met the Hampshire and England bowler, she knew nothing about cricket. She later made the effort to understand the sport completely so she could support her boyfriend better.
Svitolina revealed in an interview that not just her, nobody in Ukraine knew anything about cricket till the time she started dating Topley. “When I had the media day in Brisbane I played cricket and everyone in media in Ukraine and newspapers, I was like the first Ukrainian cricketer,” reported The Sun.
Svitolina also made it clear that though they are serious about their relationship, currently, it’s their respective sports that is their first love.