The first racket of Ukraine in three sets defeated the Chinese player Shuai Zhang.
The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina has won strong-willed victory over Chinese Shuai Zhang in the match of the third round of the Australian Open. The meeting lasted 2 hours and 55 minutes and ended with the score 4:6, 6:4, 7:5 in favor of the Ukrainian.
Taking the first set 4:2 with break and having two opportunities to make the score 5:2, Elina managed to lose four games in a row, losing the set. It turned out that Ukrainian got injured upper spine. It didn’t give her a normal feeding, had to run to adjust to protective style.
In the second set, the opponents in turn had taken your feed, yet in the tenth game, Zhang did not flinch, and his serve began to lose 0:40. Though with the third set-bol, but Elina won the game, and with it Seth, equalized.
Decisive set was left for Chinese, which took 3:0, but at the expense of strong-willed qualities Svitolina won five games in a row and took the lead 5:3. Apply match Elina at this point failed, Zhang tied the score 5:5, but fortunately, the next two games left for the Ukrainian, and with them a tough match.
In the next round seeded at the 6th number, Svitolina will play against the winner of the confrontation between the Belgian Elise Mertens (12th seed), and American Madison keys (17).
According to the materials: