It's not just tennis that Svitolina has had to consider, either. Starting a family and dealing with the ongoing situation in her homeland have preoccupied her too.
"This year was difficult and different on the court, off the court and overcoming difficulties, as well," she added.
In purely tennis terms, Svitolina has been boosted beyond belief in Paris.
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"Even though I'm sitting here dealing with it [defeat] today, I feel like I won in so many ways.
"Definitely Strasbourg and Roland-Garros inspired me to continue working hard, to continue doing steps on the practice court, that I'm doing the right things," said the 17-time title winner.
"Of course, I want to win every time I step on the court, but sometimes, from the tough matches, you can see what you need to improve, where are you with your game.
"Just lots of good things that are gonna push me and give me the confidence to move forward for the next tournaments."