Elina Svitolina won in almost 3-hour match in Oakland, United States — video
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Elina Svitolina won in almost 3-hour match in Oakland, United States — video

Elina Svitolina
Source:  WTA

Elina Svitolina defeated US Open 2021 champion Emma Raducanu in the 1/8 finals of the tournament in Oakland. The Ukrainian won a strong-willed victory in two tiebreaks, losing after the opening. 

What is known about the match of Ukrainian Svitolina

The match lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes, during which Svitolina served eleven aces, made three double faults and converted six of fourteen break points.

The total score looks like this: Emma Raducanu (Great Britain) — Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 2) — 1:2 (7:6(5), 6:7(3), 1:6)

Raducanu made six aces and two double faults in the match. At the same time, the British athlete used four of her thirteen break points.

It is worth noting that the girls played with each other for the first time.

Svitolina's next opponent in Oakland will be the fifth tennis racket of the Czech Republic, Marie Bouzkova. The tennis players will play each other for the first time at the WTA level.

Svitolina is the last Ukrainian player to remain in the ASB Classic tournament in Oakland. Lesia Tsurenko dropped out of the tournament in the second round, losing to Diane Parry from France.

What is known about Elina Svitolina

The 29-year-old Ukrainian tennis player has won 17 WTA tournaments.

She reached the semifinals of Grand Slam tournaments three times (2019, 2023) and the quarterfinals seven times (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023). She is the most successful tennis player in the history of Ukrainian tennis.

Before her pregnancy, Svitolina spent more than 200 consecutive weeks in the top ten, and just a month after returning to the courts, she won her 17th career title at the WTA 500 Internationaux de Strasbourg.

Her comeback continued with a quarter-final appearance at Roland Garros, after which she repeated her best finish at a Grand Slam by reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon, defeating WTA World No. 1 Iga Swiatek.

In five months, Svitolina rose in the WTA rankings and finished the year almost as if she had never left — in 25th place.


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