World No. 5 Elina Svitolina is partnering with Christie’s Bakery to help raise funds for her foundation. The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina launched her eponymous foundation in 2019 . As per their website, the mission of the Elina Svitolina Foundation is to help encourage children through the sport of tennis to learn the values of hard work, self discipline and the importance of giving 100% everyday in life.
The foundation helps create opportunities through scholarships, after school programs, camps and special events.
Elina Svitolina's efforts to raise funds for children's tennis
In their latest effort, the Elina Svitolina Foundation is partnering with Christie’s Bakery to create a limited edition boxed set of themed cookies which will also include a postcard of Svitolina, which would be signed by the player herself.
Svitolina says, "The pandemic changed everyone's plans. My Foundation is no exception. We had a number of measures planned that had to be canceled or postponed. In isolation, when the whole world stopped, I wanted to remind the fans about myself, appeal to the most socially responsible fans to support my Foundation and provide support to talented children.
That's how the idea of Christie’s Bakery by Elina Svitolina was born”.
The funds raised would be used to organize a tennis camp for 'talented kids' under 12, which will take place this summer in Ukraine.
Limited edition CHRISTIE’S BAKERY by Elina Svitolina - a unique set of tennis cookies and a postcard with my autograph.
The funds raised will be used to organize a tennis camp for talented kids.
Join & Support ☺️https://t.co/YxsDeP5f69 pic.twitter.com/idiilJz66Y — Elina Svitolina (@ElinaSvitolina) June 12, 2020
Elina Svitolina is a former World No. 3 and is currently ranked No. 5 in the world. She has won 14 WTA singles titles, including the 2018 WTA Finals. In February 2017, she became the first Ukrainian woman to break into the top-10 world rankings.
Svitolina 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. In doubles, Svitolina has won two titles, both at the İstanbul Cup, in 2014 and 2015.
She is currently dating ATP tennis player Gael Monfils. Prior to the shutdown, Svitolina won the WTA Monterrey Open by beating Marie Bouzková in the final. She has scored victories over the likes of Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber, Garbiñe Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitová, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Pennetta and Sloane Stephens.