Odessa tennis player will play in the semifinals of the prestigious Italian tournament.
The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina continues to delight his fans with spectacular victories. This time she was able to create a sensation, winning a principled competitor, the athlete of the Czech Carolina Pliskova, who is far above her in the rankings, reports “Dialog UA”.
Prior to this tournament rivals have met five times, and in all meetings the victory was celebrated it Pliskova. The Czech Republic occupies the third place world ranking in singles at the tournament in Rome was seeded number two.
However, in this game almost everything went according to script Ukrainka. First set Svitolina took it relatively easy, giving more titled opponent only two games – 6:2.
But in the second game in a fierce fight, nobody wanted to concede. The scales ranged in one or the other direction, and it reached the tie-break, which also came out quite long and dramatic.
At the tiebreak Elina was initially lost 2:4, but later picked up five draws in a row. Pliskova had three set point, but haven’t used them, but Svitolina needed two match points to win this game.
The total score 6:2, 7:6 (9).
In the semi-finals of the Rome tournament, the Ukrainian will meet with the winner of the match Venus Williams (USA) – Garbine Muguruza (Spain). The match is at this moment, Muguruza won the first set 6:2, but still loses in the second 2:3.
We will remind, in the 1/4 finals of the tournament in Rome Elina, conceding the first set,dry won the next two over German Mona Barthel.
Before that Ukrainian sportsmemorabilia victory in a very fundamental duel with Frenchwoman Alize cornet.