The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina successfully launched on representative tournament in Qatar WTA Premier category with a prize Fund of $916,131.
In the second round of the “Qatar Total Open” Svitolina in the third time in his career met with Elena Ostapenko. The previous two matches at Wimbledon-2017 in Miami in 2018 Elina lost in two sets.
At the start of the match Svitolina led 3:0, then lost their advantage, but in the tenth game reached the break-point, and a perfect reverse cross under the line took the first set.
The second batch Ostapenko started with a break, however, to develop its advantage 22-I racket of the world has failed. Svitolina quickly returned his serve, but in the end Seth has organized two more breaks, which blocked a controversial moment in the game on his serve, when the judge ignored the cry of the linesman and gave the point Ostapenko.
In the match against Ostapenko Svitolina has served 8 aces and made 5 double faults, organized 21 vinners and implemented 5 out of 9 break-point.
In the quarterfinals of the tournament in Doha Elina Svitolina will play with the 132-th racket of the world Carolina Mohovoy.
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 4) – Elena Ostapenko (Latvia) – 6:4, 6:4