World No. 5 Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, says there is a big chance that the US Open and French Open Grand Slams will take place later this year. The World No. 5 was speaking to the Ukrainian website BTU in which she says she has resumed training and says there are good chances that the US Open and French Open Grand Slam events will take place later this year.
The US Open is scheduled to take place in late August this year while the French Open is currently scheduled to be held in late September.
Elina Svitolina says she has resumed training
"At the moment, I mainly work only on physical training, I work hard in the gym, but I also play on the court, about 3 times a week.
I managed to practice both with Gael Monfils and with Stan Wawrinka. But more I’m doing it just to physically be ready to go to court. Then I leave for a while in Monaco and further on arrival, about a month before the tournaments, I will begin to work with my coach Andrew Bettles.
Then I will focus more on work on the court. To be honest, we still don’t know on which surface it is better to train. I think that I will nevertheless prepare for hard. "
Svitolina says she will play in the exhibition event in mid-July and is looking to get some match practice for the same.
"I will play in Berlin from July 13-19. We know that now there is a very big chance that both the US Open and Roland Garros will take place. Because everything is beginning to open slowly, although, of course, there will be strict security measures.
I think that by the end of August or September they will be tournaments held. Officially, there are no announcements, but I’m in the mindset that I’ll need to train soon, so the tournament in Berlin is a good start.
" The 25 year old Elina Svitolina has won 14 WTA singles titles, including the 2018 WTA Finals. She reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships and followed it up with a second consecutive semifinal at the 2019 US Open.
She has six wins over a world No. 1 in singles and has also won two doubles titles in her career. She is currently dating ATP star Gael Monfils.