What nationality is Elina Svitolina? Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina has beaten the female, number-one ranked tennis player in the world Iga Swiatek to make it to the women’s semi-finals of Wimbledon. “It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Svitolina, who went into the competition ranked 76th in the world. “At the beginning of the tournament, if somebody would tell me that I will be in the semi-final and beating the world number one, I would say they are crazy.” Svitolina beat Swiatek 7-5 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 and said she was glad she could “bring a little happiness” to Ukrainian people during the war. She will now meet Czech player Marketa Vondrousova in the semi-finals later (13 July). Elina has had a pretty wild year leading up to this moment, take a look below to find out more about her.