The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina successfully launched on the Open championship of France on tennis.
Starting rival Svitolina in Paris was a 45-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova. Elina was aiming to take revenge at Kazakh women for last year’s defeat at Wimbledon.
Start the match was not scripted Svitolina – Shvedova scored an early break and led 3:1. Ukrainian gradually joined in the game, equalized, and in the tenth game, taking 5:4 forced the opponent to make the decisive error.
In the second set Shvedova continued to provide Svitolina serious resistance. The deciding factor was the eighth game – Elina on someone else’s submission with the score 30:40 won three goals in a row made the break, and then, after two break-point, applied for an exit in the second round. Particularly striking was the ending of the match when the score was 40:40 Svitolina was filed by the ACE, and then a powerful reverse cross has implemented its second match-point.
On the way to a tenth win in the main draw of Roland Garros, Svitolina has filed two ACE, made two double faults, scored 3 out of 3 break points, committed 25 winnersof with 16 unforced errors.
Next opponent Elina Svitolina at Roland Garros will be 74-I racket of the world from Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova, who beat in two sets Mona Barthel (6:0, 6:4). Tennis players informed on the official level is not met.
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 5) – Yaroslav Shvedova (Kazakhstan) – 6:4, 6:3
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