The strongest tennis player of Ukrainian Elina Svitolina after the victory over the second racket of the world, Angelique Kerber for the first time in his career he reached the finals in the tournament series WTA Premier 5.
Svitolina and Kerber in 2013 a good time to explore each other today, tennis players held the tenth in-person meeting. Just ahead was Kerber (5:4), but the last two games, including the recent match at the tournament in Brisbane, Svitolina.
In Dubai, both players have achieved their goals – Kerber in case of winning the tournament, regaining the status of the first racket of the world, but Svitolina, ahead of updating a personal record in the WTA rankings, was closer than ever to debut top 10.
Svitolina first opened the series of breaks in the third game Elina took the feed Cerberus, but in the middle of a set German restored parity. Then Svitolina, behind on someone else’s submission 15:40, not without the help of Kerber took another break, and in the next two games allowed himself to lose only one draw.
Second set Kerber started with a break, but Svitolina easily returned his serve and continued to bend the line. With the score 3:2 Kerber because of back problems, took a medical time-out returning to the court, the ex-first racket of the world immediately failed the game on his serve. In the next game Svitolina is not without problems defended his victory and was just one game from fifth victory over Kerber. Ukrainian with the score 5:2 has lost four consecutive games, but pulled themselves together and finished off the opponent in the tie-break.
Elina Svitolina has won 11-straight win and secured a breakthrough at the 11-th line in the updated ranking of WTA. In the main final of his career Ukrainian woman is waiting for the ex-first racket of the world Caroline Wozniacki, earlier kicked Kateryna Bondarenko.
Angelique Kerber (Germany, 1) – Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 7) – 3:6, 6:7
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