Latest Elina Svitolina News

Pegula outlasts Svitolina at the US Open and will face fellow American Keys in the fourth round

Sep. 03, 2023 07:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys kept noticing their names near each other in tournament draws this summer. “We were like, ‘I think the world just wants us to play,’” Pegula said. At the U.S. Open, they finally will. Pegula beat...

Taylor Fritz wins twice to reach the DC Open semifinals. Frances Tiafoe loses in the quarterfinals

Aug. 04, 2023 23:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-seeded Taylor Fritz went 2 for 2 at the DC Open on Friday to reach the semifinals, first beating Andy Murray in a three-setter briefly interrupted by climate protesters and then heading out onto a different court three hours later to eliminate Jordan Thompson at night. ...

Fourth-ranked women's player Jessica Pegula cruises into the DC Open quarterfinals

Aug. 03, 2023 22:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jessica Pegula has a couple of goals this week at the DC Open: trying to earn a third career singles title and building her game leading up to the final Grand Slam of the year. She's off to a strong start in each department. The fourth-ranked...

Tennis fans in DC are warned that Ukraine's Svitolina and Belarus' Azarenka won't shake hands

Jul. 31, 2023 22:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spectators at the DC Open were told before Ukraine's Elina Svitolina defeated Belarus' Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Monday night that the players would not shake hands when their first-round match ended. During the war in Ukraine, Svitolina — like several...

Ukrainian player hopes Wimbledon mixed doubles title provides boost at home

Jul. 13, 2023 16:23 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Lyudmyla Kichenok hopes her Wimbledon mixed doubles title gives a boost to her fellow Ukrainians. Kichenok and Mate Pavic of Croatia beat Xu Yifan of China and Joran Vliegen of Belgium 6-4, 6-7 (9), 6-3 in the final on Thursday. “I try to...

Ukraine's Svitolina loses at Wimbledon despite getting a big boost from the boisterous crowd

Jul. 13, 2023 15:33 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The boisterous backing from the normally genteel crowd at Wimbledon was booming. Even raucous at times. Those hoots and howls helped motivate Elina Svitolina over the last 11 days, pushing the 28-year-old Ukrainian to the semifinals at the All England Club...

Ons Jabeur is in a second consecutive Wimbledon final. She plays Marketa Vondrousova for the title

Jul. 13, 2023 14:50 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — There was a time — a year ago; six months ago, even — that Ons Jabeur might not have recovered from the deficit she found herself in during the Wimbledon semifinals. Down a set. Down a break in the second set. So close to being just a game from defeat. ...

Elina Svitolina has the Ukraine war and her baby in mind as she beats Iga Swiatek at Wimbledon

Jul. 11, 2023 19:06 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The last time Elina Svitolina was Grand Slam semifinalist — twice, actually, in 2019 — she was pursuing the usual trappings of success in professional sports: trophies, money, fame, etc. Now Svitolina plays for more important reasons. For her daughter,...

No. 1 Iga Swiatek loses in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Elina Svitolina

Jul. 11, 2023 11:32 AM EDT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — No. 1 Iga Swiatek loses in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Elina Svitolina.

Wimbledon won't be making announcements on handshake etiquette despite booing

Jul. 10, 2023 15:22 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon is staying out of the politics of handshakes. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine had urged tennis authorities to publicize that Ukrainians won’t be shaking hands with Russian and Belarusian players after matches — so that fans don't boo because they...