The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina in three-set winner Thriller beat Kiki, Bertens and made it to the final of the WTA tournament.
Tennis players spent on the court 2 hours and 42 minutes and played 225 contests. During the match, Svitolina was always closer to victory, and therefore it is natural that a place in the final got to her.
The decisive moment of the first set occurred when the score was 6:5 – Svitolina caught in the flow of Bertens on a double set-bole wait for the opponent double faults.
In the second set, Svitolina was lost 0:2, but the 4:5 at the reception played a triple set-bol. At the tiebreak Elina led 2:0, however, Bertens took the initiative and evened the score.
In the deciding set Svitolina won the initial exchange of breaks and took 3:1. In the tenth game, Bertens tried to get back in the game, but their aggressive attacks made several inaccuracies. Elina got to match ball and an attack shut down the game in their favor.
On the way to major finals in his career Svitolina filed 3 aces, made 2 double faults, scored 5 of 8 break points, made 12 winnersof with 36 unforced errors.
In the final of the tournament Elina Svitolina will play against the winner of the match between Sloane Stephens and Karolina Pliskova.
Kiki, Bertens (Netherlands) – Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) – 5:7, 7:6, 4:6
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