WATCH. Svitolina in tears after winning Wimbledon match following Russian bombardment of Kyiv

Elina Svitolina, who advanced to a third Wimbledon quarterfinal on Monday thanks to impressive tennis skills, said in an on-court interview that she was playing for a bigger good.

Svitolina In Tears In Wimbledon

In her on-court interview, Elina Svitolina acknowledged that she was playing for the greater good as she demonstrated remarkable tennis skills to advance to a third Wimbledon quarterfinal on Monday.

After reaching the semifinals in 2023 with an incredible victory over world No. 1 Iga Swiatek, Svitolina had just defeated Wang Xinyu, 6-2, 6-1, to make it to the All England Club for the second consecutive year. Wearing a black ribbon in remembrance of the most recent Russian attack on Ukraine, Svitolina made her way to the last eight.

Svitolina has been a vocal supporter of the Ukrainian people, who have endured an invasion by Belarus and Russia for more than two years.

After winning in the fourth round, the former world No. 3 was overcome with emotion and spoke out against the Russian missile attack that killed numerous people and damaged a children’s hospital in Kyiv.

Svitolina was crying during her on-court interview and said: “It was a good performance on my side today. It’s a very difficult day today for Ukrainian people.”

Svitolina in Wimbledon, ranking, and results in 2024

Elina Svitolina

22 - 13win/loss

29 year old
2024 Highlights

Now ranked no.21, Elina has a compiled 22-12 record in 2024. Elina is participating in Wimbledon where she overcame the world no.44 Magda Linette 7-5 6-7(9) 6-3, the world no.90 Jule Niemeier 6-3 6-4, the world no.10 Ons Jabeur 6-1 7-6(4) and the world no.42 Xinyu Wang 6-2 6-1.

Elina Svitolina will square off with the world no.4 Elena Rybakina in the quarter. The head to head is 2-2.

Svitolina was the runner-up in Auckland (ASB Classic).

Svitolina won 17 titles in her career: 9 on hard courts, 6 on clay courts and 2 on indoor courts. (See the list of her titles)

Svitolina will compete next in Palermo (Palermo Ladies Open). She will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 15th of July.

Svitolina's Record