The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina for the first time in his career to qualify for the 1/8 finals in the Open championship of Australia.
In the third round, Svitolina met with the 24th seed from Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Tennis player gave a bright match, by organizing two 81 vinners. Unfortunately, in an equal duel stronger was more experienced Pavlyuchenkova.
Svitolina took the first break, but in the next game gave his serve. With the score 5:6 Ukrainka came to serve for the tie-break – Ukrainian poorly frankly played a crucial game and lost the starting game.
In the second set Pavlyuchenkova, regularly using the problematic second flow Svitolina, with the break and led 3:1.Elina found the strength to turn the course of the game – Svitolina was given a series of four successful games and in the end the party did not waver after a series of missed set-Bolov on someone else’s submission.
During the deciding set Pavlyuchenkova constantly conducted in the account – one break Svitolina played, but the second time to return his serve. Rossiyanka in the end the match could not take the last step, but a good first serve and excellent game on the back line led Anastasia to update a personal record in the Australian major.
Elina Svitolina to reach the third round of the Open championship of Australia earned nearly 100 thousand dollars in prize money and 70 points.
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 11) — Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia, 24) — 5:7, 6:4, 3:6
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