The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina beat titled Danish Caroline Wozniacki and first place in the semifinal of the Final tournament.
For the match against Wozniacki Svitolina came out with a simplified task – Karolina Pliskova in the morning program in two sets against Petra Kvitova (6:3, 6:4) and qualified to the semifinals, which meant that Elina to exit from the group was enough to take the second racket of the world at least in one set.
Wozniacki was preferred to win only two sets.
In the first set Svitolina stopped just a few points away from its goal of Ukrainian in the eighth game did a back break but to build on their success are unable. Wozniacki with the score 5:5 took advantage of the decline in the game of the opponent, once again took the feed Svitolina and without any problems filed for Seth.
The second batch Svitolina started with a bad game on his serve, but immediately corrected himself and with a clean sheet involved in the fight for the semifinals. With the score 6:5 Elina at the reception showed incredible composure and after four missed break points at the fifth attempt absolutely deserved to wait for Wozniacki error. Seth, who brought Svitolina in the semi-final of the WTA Finals.
In the deciding set, Svitolina had to fight their way into the semifinals from the first place and an additional prize. Wozniacki, despite the departure from the tournament, has to keep him motivated, because at stake was an additional 125 points and 153 thousands of dollars in prize money.
Key in the party was the eighth game – Svitolina with the score 4:3 earned a double break-point and at the second attempt with a beautiful strike on departure has got the right to match. Wozniacki tried to get back in the game, but Ukrainian played a triple break-point and chic cropped closed
the ideal group stage.
Rival Elina Svitolina in the semi-finals of the Final tournament will be determined tomorrow. The Ukrainian could play Sloane Stephens, Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka or Kiki, Bertens.
Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) – Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) – 3:6, 4:6
Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) – Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) – 7:5, 5:7, 3:6
Standings: Svitolina – 3, Pliskova – 2, Wozniacki – 1, Kvitova – 0.
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