Elina Svitolina: Tennis star wants to inspire Ukrainians during ‘very tough’ times

London (CNN)Ukrainians haven’t had much to cheer about in recent years. There has been conflict, misery, uncertainty. But as one of the country’s most successful sports stars, Elina Svitolina hopes she can provide some joy during the bleakest of times. “It’s been tough for Ukraine to focus on something different from politics, but I always say if everyone does their own job 100% everyone will be fine,” she adds. “I just try to do the best I can, promote sport and that’s what’s most important for me.” Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videos The Russia-Ukraine conflict escalated last month after Russian border guards intercepted and seized three Ukrainian navy boats off Crimea on November 25, the most dangerous …