Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, before beating Petra Martic from Croatia — 6:1, 6:2, has reached the third round of the tournament in Rome with a prize Fund of 2 million 703 thousand euros.
Next opponent is the 23-summer inhabitant of Odessa will become the 13th player in the world, the Darya Kasatkina of Russia, who beat in the second round to Daniel rose Collins from America (47 position in the world rating) — 6:2, 6:3.
It will be the fourth meeting between the players. Three previous match took place on hard courts (in Rome — soil) and invariably end in favor Elina: in 2016, American new haven, she defeated the Russian with the score 2:1, and in 2017 in Toronto and February of 2018 in the final of the tournament in Dubai the account already was 2:0 in favor of Svitolina.
The winner of the match between the best tennis players of Ukraine and Russia will receive 58 of 313 thousand euros.