Elina Svitolina is living the tennis tour as a spectator for a change. The Ukrainian player has been dating Gael Monfils for almost a year and, as quoted by Championat, she said: "This week me and Gael are in Shanghai.
He plays and I support him. Hopefully everything goes well." Svitolina is seventh on the WTA Race to Shenzhen and she has high chances to reach the WTA Finals. Monfils defeated the Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the first round in the Chinese tournament and he will face Hubert Hurkacz next.
On how her expectations changed over the time, Svitolina added: "It was maybe three years ago when I start to be already maybe top 10 or 15, something around that time. I think that's the right time. Before, of course, when you're young, upcoming player, you have to focus on your game.
You have to invest in yourself more than I would say like now. Now I already have a set team. I know what I need. All my, like, attention. Now I can move into something that's going to change my mind, and I will think about it differently.
I think when you are just starting, when you're going on to where you have to think about what's the best way for your team, what's going to make you feel good, how you going to handle the pressure, what's going to help you. It takes time to find it out. That's why I think, yeah, I started maybe three years ago."