Showing posts with label Elina Svitolina. Show all posts
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Svitolina wins Brisbane 2018 title

Svitolina wins Brisbane 2018 title
Svitolina wins Brisbane 2018 title

Elina Svitolina beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2 6-1 to win the Brisbane International title.

Svitolina, ranked sixth in the world, fired 10 aces and never faced a break point on the way to a 10th career tour title.

She raced to a 3-0 lead before 23-year-old Belarusian Sasnovich found her range with some lethal backhands and briefly threatened to make it a contest.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout

Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout
Svitolina in Brisbane semis after Konta's injury pullout

Elina Svitolina reached the Brisbane International semi-finals after Johanna Konta retired with a hip injury during the third set of their quarter-final on Thursday.

Svitolina was leading 1-6 7-6(6) 3-2 when Konta quit, raising doubts about the Briton's participation in the Australian Open which starts on Jan. 15.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Svitolina cruises into Brisbane quarter-finals

Svitolina cruises into Brisbane quarter-finals

Elina Svitolina continued her charge at the Brisbane International as she eased past Ana Konjuh and into the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 win on Wednesday.

Svitolina struck 17 winners and saved four break points, dismissing the 20-year-old ranked 44 in just over an hour to set up a clash with Briton Johanna Konta.

Video: Elina Svitolina 2018 Brisbane Pre-Tournament Interview

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Svitolina eyes Grand Slam success

Svitolina eyes Grand Slam success

Elina Svitolina believes she can become world number one in 2018 despite a host of challengers for the coveted top ranking.

Svitolina, currently ranked sixth in the world, was speaking after an impressive 6-2, 6-4 win over Carla Suarez Navarro in the first round of the Brisbane International on Monday.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Svitolina out injured as Zhang loses

Svitolina out injured as Zhang loses

Injured world number four Elina Svitolina withdrew and China's eighth seed Zhang Shuai was bundled out of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday -- the latest blows to an event marred by several pre-tournament pullouts.

The top seed Svitolina's withdrawal means her second-round opponent, American world number 114 Nicole Gibbs, received a walkover into the quarter-finals where she will play compatriot Jennifer Brady on Friday.

Big-hitting Brady, ranked 70, easily overcame an out-of-sorts Zhang 6-3, 6-4 in just over an hour.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Svitolina beats Wozniacki to win Rogers Cup title

Svitolina beats Wozniacki to win Rogers Cup title

Elina Svitolina defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament on Sunday.

It was Svitolina's fifth WTA Tour title of the season.

The 22-year-old Ukrainian used powerful groundstrokes and a big serve to keep the sixth-ranked Wozniacki off balance.

A break at love at 4-4 gave the fifth-ranked Svitolina the edge in the first set. She wasn't threatened again in the 77-minute match.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Video: Svitolina vs Kasatkina 2017 Rogers Cup Second Round WTA Highlights

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Video: Elina Svitolina vs Daria Kasatkina 2017 Rogers Cup Second Round WTA Highlights

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Video: Elina Svitolina 2017 Rogers Cup Pre-Tournament Interview

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Ostapenko keeps winning at Wimbledon

Ostapenko keeps winning at Wimbledon

Jelena Ostapenko defeated Elina Svitolina 6-3 7-6 and advanced into the quarter-finals at the All England Club.

The French Open champion struck a remarkable 42 winners and made 39 unforced errors while Svitoliva hit 14 of each.

"I really needed to stay very aggressive to win the point," the Latvian told reporters. "Even the match points, the rallies were really long. I really had to go for it to win the match."
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Ostapenko does not do defensive tennis and the idea that you might seek to win a point by waiting for your opponent to make a mistake is anathema to the hard-hitting Latvian.

The tactic seems to be working out well on Wimbledon's fast lawns. The 13th seed, who faces Venus Williams in the next round, is now just three matches away from completing what would be astonishing grand slam double.

That would put her in elite company as only Serena Williams has won the French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back since Steffi Graf achieved the feat in 1996.

This was only her second win against a top five-player, following her success against Simona Halep in the final at Roland Garros, and despite a brief wobble in the second set it never looked in doubt.

She broke in the opening game with one of many forehand winners and again for a 4-1 lead.

The weaknesses in her game were also apparent, however, and the error count was also swiftly mounting as Svitolina broke back following an Ostapenko double fault.

That was not the start of a comeback, however, and Ostapenko wrapped up the first set with another break before racing into a 5-2 lead in the second.

Against Venus, she will probably need to be more ruthless than she was in finishing off Svitolina.

She passed up a match point at 5-2, four more in the following game and after being pegged back and forced into a tiebreak, where she missed two more chances to kill off the game, Svitolina netted a backhand to hand her opponent the match.


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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Video: Elina Svitolina Wimbledon 2017 third round press conference

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Video: Elina Svitolina Wimbledon 2017 third round press conference

Elina Svitolina discusses reaching the Wimbledon 2017 fourth round.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Video: Svitolina Wimbledon 2017 second round press conference

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Video: Elina Svitolina 2017 Wimbledon Pre-Tournament Interview

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Video: Elina Svitolina Wimbledon 2017 first round press conference

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Photos: WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party

Photos: WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party

Tennis players like Jelena Jankovic, Vika Azarenka, Laura Robson, Bethanie Mattek-sand, Sloane Stephens, Domi Cibulkova and many others attended the annual WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens... Check out some photos from the event...

Video: Dominika Cibulkova and Elina Svitolina train at Wimbledon 2017

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Video: Dominika Cibulkova and Elina Svitolina train at Wimbledon 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Video: Giorgi vs Svitolina 2017 Aegon Classic Second Round WTA Highlights

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Video: Camila Giorgi vs Elina Svitolina 2017 Aegon Classic Second Round WTA Highlights

Elina Svitoliva suffered a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 loss to Camila Giorgi at the 2017 Aegon Classic Second Round...

Svitolina may withdraw from Wimbledon after Birmingham loss

Svitolina may withdraw from Wimbledon after Birmingham loss

Elina Svitolina loss 4-6 6-4 2-6 to qualifier Camila Giorgi in the second round at the Aegon Classic on Thursday.

Svitolina commented she might withdrew from Wimbledon due to a foot injury.

"There is a question about it. I will talk with my physios. The season is very long and I must look at the bigger picture," she said.

"The heel feels painful and is very sensitive. I am disappointed I am out of the tournament but I am not disappointed with my performance, as I could not show even 50 percent." She added.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Video: Svitolina vs Watson 2017 Aegon Classic First Round WTA Highlights

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Video: Elina Svitolina vs Heather Watson 2017 Aegon Classic First Round WTA Highlights

Svitolina beats Watson at Aegon Classic 2017

Svitolina beats Watson at Aegon Classic 2017

Elina Svitolina beat Heather Watson 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 at the Aegon Classic opening match.

Svitolina is the youngest player in the top 10 but she has yet to find the confidence and adaptability to impose her powerful flat-hitting game on the lower, faster bounce of the green stuff.

Svitolina grabbed a timely break of serve in the fourth game of the final set with the help of a couple of rare slices. Despite a slight wobble in the final game when she was hauled back from 40-15 to deuce, she closed out a hard-worked win when Watson was unable to make two returns of serve.