The reigning Wimbledon champion seems older and wiser when it comes to dealing with the mounting pressure of defending her latest crown, and seems to be ready to make some waves on the grass after a decent run in Roland Garros.
It was perhaps another disappointing Roland Garros campaign after what had looked like a very promising clay court season, and early matches had Svitolina as very much the favourite to take her first Grand Slam crown.
However, her aims for the grass are a little more basic than that as for the last couple of years she has had to contend injuries in this short part of the season.
Svitolina’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)
R1: Donna Vekic
R2: Ekaterina Makarova
QF: Coco Vandeweghe 
SF: Petra Kvitova 
F: Garbiñe Muguruza 
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Despite a decent start to the clay court season with the Stuttgart title, and the Madrid semi-final, things tailed off a little, and she has a tricky start in Birmingham, against Magdalena Rybarikova, who ousted Pliskova at Wimbledon last year in the second round. Pliskova seems to thrive on the warm-up tournament and falls short in the main show.
The defending champion has well and truly put the emotions of her comeback last year behind her. She went through an astonishing 13-match winning streak on the clay, before a tough loss in Roland Garros, and she has a tough start here against Johanna Konta, who reached the final once more in Nottingham.
R1: Johanna Konta
R2: Daria Gavrilova
QF: Julia Goerges 
SF: Elina Svitolina [2/WC]
F: Garbiñe Muguruza 
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