The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina in a dramatic fight left a big tournament, Beijing WTA Premier Mandatory with a prize Fund of $6,289,521.
In the quarterfinals of the “China Open” Svitolina met with a rapidly progressing Caroline Garcia, who last week sensationally won a major tournament in Wuhan, in Beijing guaranteed the status of the first racket of France.
Garcia quickly joined the game and led 3:1 but in the middle of the party was French because of problems with his hip took a medical time-out and soon lost his advantage. In the tenth game Svitolina at the reception missed a double set-bol, then promptly lost her serve, but then did a back break. In the tie-break the Ukrainian with the score 3:5 waited for the decline of the opponent and after hours of struggle took the first set.
At the start of the second set, Garcia again tried to break away, but Svitolina was able to quickly restore the balance. Elina led to a break of 4:3, but failed to finish the match. With the score 5:6 the Ukrainian failed in his serve and allowed the rival to continue the fight for the semifinals.
In the deciding set Svitolina led 3-1 and were close to the lead with a double break, but Garcia is a great effort back into the game and equalized.
Svitolina is constantly conducted in the account with the break, but Garcia immediately answered a successful game at the reception. Svitolina twice filed for match, for which he paid at the tiebreak Garcia played match-bol and put the squeeze on Ukrainian spectacular shot on the line.
During a three-hour marathon Svitolina has implemented 9 out of 21 break-point, 10 times, lost his serve, made 31 vinners, with 42 unforced errors.
Svitolina is not defended your points from last year’s semifinals in Beijing that will cost her in the top 3 of the WTA rankings. Ukrainian for a spot in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Beijing has earned 215 ranking points and more than 130 thousand dollars in prize money.
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 3) – Caroline Garcia (France) – 7:6, 5:7, 6:7
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