Rome (WTA): Svitolina has beaten the third racket of the world and reached the semi-finals

Рим (WTA): Свитолина обыграла третью ракетку мира и вышла в полуфинал

Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina for the first time in the semifinals of the Italian Open tournament.

The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina for the first time in his career beat the Czech Carolina Pliskova and reached the semifinals of Italian Open in Rome.

Svitolina very beginning of the match, making two breaks and quickly took the lead 4:0. Pliskova played one his serve, but Ukrainian confidently brought the set to win 6:2.

.@ElinaSvitolina seals the first set 6-2! #ibi17 pic.twitter.com/ThX5iCvaH0

— WTA (@WTA) may 19, 2017

In the second set Svitolina started with a break, but now Pliskova hasn’t already given the advantage to develop our tennis player and could even win the set but lost his serve with the score 5:4 in their favor.

.@ElinaSvitolina draws level! #ibi17 pic.twitter.com/acAqBKroDr

— WTA (@WTA) may 19, 2017

In the tie-break, Svitolina lost 2:4, but then picked up five draws in a row. Three set point is used a Carolina (two of them on the pitch Ukrainka), and Elina took two match points to win in this match.

Quarter-finals:

Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 8) – Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic, 2) – 6:2, 7:6 (9)

.@ElinaSvitolina reaches FIRST @InteBNLdItalia Semifinal!

Defeats Pliskova 6-2, 7-6(9)! pic.twitter.com/9TGYrVH7hG

— WTA (@WTA) may 19, 2017

Note that this was the sixth meeting Svitolina and Pliskova and before that a Ukrainian woman has never been able to emerge victorious confrontation.

Elina Svitolina’s first appearance in the semifinals at the clay tournament category WTA Premier 5. In the 1/2 final the Ukrainian will meet with the strongest in the match Venus Williams – Garbine Muguruza.

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