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Olympics 2016: Kharkiv tennis player started with a devastating victory

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The first racket of Ukraine has already foght with strong rival from Germany. Now she will meet a British tennis player, which was stronger in Eastbourne.

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Elina Svitolina, a titled Ukrainian tennis player and a member of the “blue-yellow” team in Rio, successfully played her first match on the Olympic Games 2016. Ukrainian won, beating a German pleyer with a crushing score, reports the Observer.

Elina Svitolina debut at Rio turned spectacular. Her rival Andrea Petkovic from Germany is the 40th racket of the world now. After losing the first set, Ukrainian gathered her strength and won with a score of 2:6, 6:1, 6:3.

“So happy to get my first Olympic win 😱 into next round..”, she wrote on her FB page. 

Happy Elina on Olympics (FB)
Happy Elina on Olympics (FB)

BACKGROUND. Elina Svitolina, aged 21, was born in Odessa and currently lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Parents are Mykhaylo and Olena; brother is Yulian. Introduced to tennis at age 5 by family. Favorite shot is serve; favorite surfaces are hard, clay. Speaks English, Russian. Hobbies are driving, wakeboarding, reading. Favorite food is Chinese… People most admired are Klitschko brothers and Nik Vujicic; favorite artist is Eminem. Junior highlights include winning Roland Garros girls’ title at age 15.

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