Elina Svitolina burst onto the scene in 2010, when she won the French Open juniors title as a 15-year-old. Svitolina won her first WTA title in Baku in 2013, defeating Shahar Pe’er in the final. The Ukrainian defended that title the following year, and added titles in Marrakech and Kuala Lumpur in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Svitolina is also a solid doubles player, and she won her first doubles title in Istanbul in 2014 alongside Misaki Doi. In 2016, she began working with seven-time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin, and in March of that year she broke into the Top 15. That summer, at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she stunned world No. 1 Serena Williams, and then upset top-ranked Angelique Kerber in the fall. Svitolina is an aggressive player who regards her second serve as her best shot.
Svitolina defeated Timea Babos, 7-5, 7-6 (3), to win the 2015 Morocco Open: