Elina Svitolina was the last representative of Ukraine at a major tournament WTA Premier 5 in UAE.
Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinal of the tournament of series WTA. The first racket of Ukraine in a tense three-set winner match I beat Christina McHale and equalized in personal meetings with the tennis player from the United States.
In the first two sets, Svitolina each time led with a score of 3:1, but allowed the opponent to seize the initiative. In the second set, McHale with the break led 4:3 – American are unable to bring the match to the bitter end, losing three games in a row. In the deciding set Svitolina couldn’t stop Elina quickly returned his serve has organized two breaks and confidently reached the ninth victory in a row.
For an exit in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Elina Svitolina will face American Lauren Davis. Victory in this match will surely allow the Ukrainian to update your personal record in the WTA rankings.
Christina McHale (USA) — Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 7) — 6:4, 4:6, 3:6
Over two hours Kateryna Bondarenko fought with the ex-first racket of the world Caroline Wozniacki, who scored a gorgeous shape, but only in three sets managed to beat the uncompromising opponent of Ukraine.
At the very end of the final set Bondarenko lost concentration twice and lost his serve. One back break Ukrainka did, but at the second attempt Wozniacki waited errors of the opponent and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Ekaterina Bondarenko (Ukraine) – Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark, 10) – 6:3, 2:6, 3:6
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