On the occasion of the Constitution Day of Ukraine (June 28), President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on awarding state honours to the numbers of Ukrainians for their achievements. 

One of the recipients - Elina Svitolina, who has awarded the Order "For Merit", III degree, for "the significant personal contribution to nation-building, socio-economic, scientific-technical, cultural-educational development of Ukraine, significant labor achievements and high professionalism". Decree #168/2017 was published on the official website of the President of Ukraine. 

Elina set numbers of records in Ukrainian tennis, she holds the national record in the WTA rankings (#5), won eight singles and two doubles WTA titles and played twice in the Grand Slam quarterfinals.