The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina successfully launched at a major tournament WTA Premier 5 in Dubai (UAE).
The status of the seventh-seeded Svitolina missed the first round, and in the 1/16 final of the Ukrainian woman was waiting for a match with a 95-th racket of the world of Zheng Saisai, with which the Ukrainian earlier at the official level do not overlap.
At the start of the match nothing is promised Svitolina serious problems – Elina, making two break led 4:0. In the future, the Ukrainian loosened the grip and almost ended up in serious problems. Svitolina three times in a row lost a game on his serve, but two break has allowed the native of Odessa to take the lead.
In the second game at Saisai had no chance – Svitolina again gave a strong start, only this time she has calmed down after the realized match-bol.
For the quarter-finals and a chance to improve the national record in the WTA rankings, Elina Svitolina will face American Christina McHale, who in the first round beat Naomi Osaka.
Zheng Saisai (China) — Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 7) — 5:7, 1:6
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