In 2014, we profiled the brightest WTA Rising Stars on tour. Each month we will be catching up with the WTA Rising Stars to see how far they have progressed in the past year.
WTA Staff

The past 12 months have been a whirlwind for Elina Svitolina. Two more WTA titles at the Baku Cup and Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, two Premier semifinals and a Grand Slam quarterfinal at Roland Garros led to her career-high ranking of No.17, the highest in Ukrainian history.

Read on to discover more about Ukrainian tennis' latest superstar...

When did you start playing tennis?
I started playing tennis at the age of 5. I loved playing on the courts because my brother was a professional tennis player and I enjoyed watching him.

Who were your favorite players?
Some Ukrainian stars, like (soccer player) Adriy Shevcehenko.

Who is the most famous person you've met?
I've met James Bond (Pierce Brosnan).

Quickfire time...

Sand or snow: Both.

Morning or night: Night.

Window or aisle: Window.

Tea or coffee: Tea.

Dogs or cats: Dogs.

Action movie or chick flick: Depends on the movie.

Heels or sneakers: Heels.

Phone call or text: Phone call.

Ketchup or Mayonnaise: Ketchup.