Before playing her first match of 2017 at the Brisbane International, Elina Svitolina tried her hand at a new sport, courtesy of the Brisbane Heat from the T20 Big Bash League.
WTA Staff
January 19, 2017

Elina Svitolina enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2016, knocking out two reigning World No.1s and reaching the final of the Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. But before playing her first match of the new year at the Brisbane International, the Ukrainian youngster tried out a brand new sport with a little help from the Brisbane Heat.



Svitolina padded up to play cricket for the first time before turning the tables on the Heat, trading in the bat for her racquet to serve at one of her temporary teammates.



Check out the video from her exciting afternoon before the No.6 seed takes on Shelby Rogers in her second-round match in Brisbane.