Ukrainian tennis player took another step towards the title in Australia.
Just under an hour it took Elina Svitolina to defeat the 130-th racket of the world Genisoy Alertwall.
Czech tennis player who in Melbourne started in qualifying, was able to execute a back break at the start of the meeting, but in the end took only two more games before the end of the match. Elina has recorded three breaks in the first game and three in the second.
Previously, our player managed to reach the quarterfinal stage of the competition the Grand slams only at Roland Garros (2015, 2017). In addition to Svitolina in the fourth round of the Australian Open played only Alona Bondarenko in 2010.
In the 1/4 final the Ukrainian will meet with the Belgian Elise Mertens (WTA 37), which as Svitolina has already managed to win the title this season. Mertens became the champion in Hobart and in singles and doubles, and Svitolina in the first week of the new year took the title in Brisbane. Thus, the unbeaten run of each of the players in the single category has 9 matches.
Previously Elina and Alice met on the court only once: in the final of a clay tournament in Istanbul last year (6-2, 6-4 in favor of Ukrainka).
The winner of this duel in the semifinals will play with the strongest in the match Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) and Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain).
See also a video review of the match Elina Svitolina – Denis Hallertau.
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