In press conference after beating Anett Kontaveit to reach the final in Rome, Elina Svitolina made a promise. The Ukranian will seek to defend her title against the person whom she had defeated last year, Simona Halep.
Asked if she think that an eventual success will deserve a special tattoo for Rome, Svitolina replied: 'Well, probably if I win five times here, I will do a tattoo here. Promise. Yeah. I will give the best shot. Actually would be amazing if I would win tomorrow.
But, you know, I have to do lots and lots of work tomorrow to get a win. 'I play the final tomorrow. At first it's gonna be very special if I'm gonna win. But also, you know, I'm very proud of myself already that I reached the final.
It was really tough, from the beginning, from the first match. And for me, it was very important to stay calm, to try to – you know, to realize what I have to do on court. And, you know, I think I did good. But I'm still not 100% satisfied because I have to play tomorrow.