“I am very thankful for all his hard work and endless support” Elina Svitolina parts ways from coach Andrew Bettles after 5 years


“I am very thankful for all his hard work and endless support” Elina Svitolina parts ways from coach Andrew Bettles after 5 years

Elina Svitolina and Andrew Bettles

Former world number 3 Elina Svitolina, took to Twitter on Monday to announce that it was the end of the journey of her with her coach Andrew Bettles. Five years of partnership later, the recently crowned Olympic bronze medallist has ended her partnership with coach Andrew Bettles. Bettles, who started as her hitting partner, became her full-time coach from the 2018 season.

The professional partnership that lasted 5 years, was definitely a success in terms of statistics. Svitolina won 12 out of her total 18 titles(16 singles, 2 doubles) under his tutelage.

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On 25th October 2021, Elina tweeted “After 5 years and 11 titles together!! Andy and I both agreed it was the right time to move our separate ways. I am very thankful for all his hard work and endless support. I wish him only the best in his future career!” She later corrected herself saying “Sorry 12 titles“.

No statements have been made by Bettles over the split.

Elina Svitolina’s year at glance, personal and professional

Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina

The 27-year old who is currently ranked 6th in the world had a great year in terms of personal life. She got engaged to and later married longtime beau and fellow tennis player, Frenchman Gael Monfils.

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However, life on tour for Elina could be described as a dry run. Her only title came in the Chicago WTA 250 event, where she defeated Alize Cornet 7-5 6-4 in the finale. Other than that, she reached the semi-finals of the Miami Open and the Stuttgart Open.

As far as the Grand Slams are concerned, her best run came at the 2021 US Open where she made it to the quarter-finals, while reaching the 4th round at the 2021 Australian Open, 3rd round at the 2021 French Open and the 2nd round of the 2021 Wimbledon.

Her partnership with Bettles yielded her a podium finish in the delayed 2020 Olympic Games organized in Tokyo this year. Elina Svitolina battled Elena Rybakina in the bronze medal match, eventually earning the third position on the podium by defeating her opponent 1-6, 7-6, 6-4.

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Also read: “REVEALED”: This is how Serena Williams used to punish herself after a loss

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