Jan 8, 2018
No one won more WTA titles in 2017 than Elina Svitolina, so of course the 23-year-old would kick off her 2018 season with yet another trophy, winning the Brisbane International. En route to her 10th career title, the Ukrainian defeated Carla Suarez Navarro, Ana Konjuh, Johanna Konta, and Karolina Pliskova, before rolling past surprise finalist Aliaksandra Sasnovich in Saturday's final. The title assured Svitolina the No.4 ranking on Monday and a Top 4 seeding at the Australian Open.
Svitolina joins the WTA Insider Podcast for the first Champions Corner of the new season to discuss her off-season preparation, how her game meshes in Australia, and tells the story of the one time she played a match on zero sleep.
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