On representative tennis tournament in Rome with a prize Fund of 2 million 703 thousand euros in the third round together the best tennis players of Russia and Ukraine — Elina Svitolina (4-ranked) vs. Darya Kasatkina (13-I).
During their confrontation, the opponent that was already the fourth meeting, and previous invariably ended with the victory of our compatriot. This time for the sake of achieving a successful outcome Elina were pretty nervous…
The first set was defeated Svitolina: not taking a single game, she’s lost rival — 0:6. Gathering his strength, the Governor won the second set 6:3 and in the third finally broke the resistance of the Russians — 6:2.
Having made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament in Rome, Ukrainian, by the way, the current winner of the competition (in 2017 Svitolina defeated in the final match of the Romanian Simon Halep— 4:6, 7:5, 6:1), replenish your Bank account for 58 of 313 thousand euros.
To the semi-finals Elina challenged in a duel with the winner of a pair Sakari Maria (Greece, 42-th place world ranking) — Angelique Kerber (Germany, 11th).
and moved to South Africa.