Who is Elina Svitolina, which England cricketer is she dating and will she be at the WTA Finals?

ELINA SVITOLINA is targeting a Grand Slam win after a superb 2018.

The Ukrainian star, 24, has worked her way up to No6 in the world after winning all three finals she featured in this season.

 The Ukrainian has worked her way into the world top 10

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The Ukrainian has worked her way into the world top 10

Who is Elina Svitolina?

DAUGHTER of a former wrestler and a professional rower, Svitolina was born in Odessa in 1994.

She began playing tennis at the age of five and quickly caught the attention of local scouts, including businessman Yuriy Sapronov who became her sponsor.

Svitolina reached the final of the girls singles at Wimbledon in 2012, where she lost to Eugenie Bouchard.

 Svitolina has won all three finals she's played this year

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Svitolina has won all three finals she's played this year
 Her career-best finish at a Grand Slam is quarter-final at this year's Australian Open

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Her career-best finish at a Grand Slam is quarter-final at this year's Australian Open

Since turning pro, the Ukrainian has won 12 WTA events, including the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Italian Open, and the Canadian Open all in 2017.

She has a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike and this year put in a career best Grand Slam performance, reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

 You can see Svitolina at the WTA Finals in Singapore

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You can see Svitolina at the WTA Finals in Singapore

Which England cricketer is she dating?

SVITOLINA met England star Reece Topley in Chiswick Riverside Gym in 2016.

She revealed: "I spotted him straight away. It wasn’t difficult – he is two metres tall and very strong.

"I was very focused on my training and then I saw him in the restaurant afterwards.”

Topley, who was in the England Lions squad this summer, last played for the senior England team in 2016 and has ten ODI matches under his belt.

 The tennis star and Topley have been together since 2016

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The tennis star and Topley have been together since 2016

Will she be at the WTA Finals?

THE UKRAINIAN will be in Singapore after qualifying thanks to her performances over the 2018 season.

This included a perfect 3-0 record in finals this campaign.

She said: "I'm excited to qualify for the WTA Finals for my second time.

"Making it to Singapore is my goal every year so I'm happy to return and be part of the top eight players of the season."

The final day of Wimbledon saw Novak Djokovic victory in the mens singles and Peya and Melichar win the mixed doubles Tennis

ELINA SVITOLINA is targeting a Grand Slam win after a superb 2018.