On passing in the capital of Italy tennis tournament with a prize Fund of 2 million 703 thousand euros their first match was spent by the Governor Elina Svitolina (fourth in the world ranking). Her opponent in the second round was made by the Croat Petra Martic (36th place of the list of the best tennis players in the world), which at the previous stage knocked out another Ukrainian, Lesia Tsurenko.
Svitolina had the advantage during the whole match, which lasted just over an hour, and easily understood with the competitor, allowing Martic to win only three games — 6:1, 6:2. With this victory, Elina got rich on 29 810 thousand euros. Their next match 23-summer inhabitant of Odessa will host the winner of a pair of Daria Kasatkina (Russia, 13th position in world ranking) — Danielle rose Collins (USA, 47).
Note that Svitolina was the only representative of Ukraine at the tournament in Rome. On the eve of the first round 29-the summer inhabitant of Kiev Alexander Dolgopolov in two sets has conceded to the ex-first racket of the world Serb Novak Djokovic — 1:6, 3:6.
with the first racket of Ukraine.