Svitolina overcame Romanian barrier

Свитолина преодолела румынский барьер

Elina Svitolina

The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina won a landslide victory in the opening round of Roland Garros with a prize Fund of more than $ 12 million.

Despite the 18th seeded Ukrainian women, the odds Elina Svitolina and Sorani of Kirsti to reach the second round of Roland Garros was estimated as equal. The reason for this was just one victory of our compatriot in four games, held this year on clay. Cirstea played the lion’s share of matches for the season on such a coating, having to be in the semi-finals of Rio de Janeiro and the quarterfinals of Madrid. Sorana, although it started in Paris in qualifying, all three rounds of selection was held in one breath, not giving the opponent any set. United the Ukrainian and Romanian what is the best achievement in the Open championship of France for both was out in the 1/4 finals, only Svitolina has achieved this last year, but Cirstea – already in 2009.

Who shows the best game, the Ukrainian fans were able to see directly on the court. Svitolina, casting aside all the problems, began to put pressure on the opponent and led with the score 4:0 in the first set, giving in the three games the opponent just three tournaments. After that Elina was waiting for an unpleasant moment she fell awkwardly and called the doctor… However, non-game problems passed a Ukrainian woman and she brought the first set to win.

In the second game on the court, nothing has changed. Svitolina first made the break and despite a quick response by the game on a reception from Kirsty, again took the filing of the opponent. Finally knocked out of the rut rival Elina realized the second break point when the ball was hooked the rope and came down on the side of Romanians. After such a blow to Sorana has not been able to get over and allowed Svitolina from the first match points to win.

Followed by Kateryna Bondarenko first racket of Ukraine has reached the second round of the Paris event. Svitolina won the 17-th victory in 27 matches of the season, showing substantial and confident game against the 97-th racket of the world. Next opponent Elina will be Taylor Townsend from the United States, occupying 172 th place in the WTA rankings.

1st round

Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 18) – Sorana Cirstea (Romania) – 6:1, 6:3 this same news on iSport.ua: Svitolina overcame Romanian barrier

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