Svitolina overcame the starting round of the tournament in Hong Kong

Свитолина преодолела стартовый раунд турнира в Гонконге

Elina Svitolina

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina for the first time made a speech at competitions in Hong Kong.

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina started with a victory in the tournament WTA International in Hong Kong. Ukrainian in two sets coped with the representative of Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas– 6:4, 7:6 (2).

The fight lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes. With the start of the match Diyas took control of the game and led 3-0 with a break, and then lost 5 games in a row. Svitolina failed to realize two set point on the flow of the opponent, and then completed the game already in your game.

In the second set, the Ukrainian made the only break in the fifth game (3-2), after which the opponent twice defended their supply. Svitolina failed to apply for the match but immediately did a back break. With the score 6-5 Diyas played two match points and converted the game into a tie-break, where the stronger was Svitolina.

Hong Kong first round

Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 1) – Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) – 6:4, 7:6 (2)

In the second round to confront Svitolina will be American Nicole Gibbs, occupying the 114-th place world ranking.

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