Elina Svitolina unexpectedly failed at a major tournament Premier Mandatory in Miami.
In the second round “Miami Open” Svitolina in 1 hour and 22 minutes gave the 50th racket of the world van Apani. The first racket of Ukraine for the first time since October last year, lost two matches in a row.
In the first set Svitolina won only 11 of 25 points on his serve. Ukrainian allowed van Afeni to make three breaks, and the reception was able to answer only one successful game.
In the second set Svitolina battled back from 0:2 and even took the lead, but when the score was 4:4 van Afeni made the break and prevent the Chinese to apply for the match Elina forces left.
The failure in Miami is unlikely Svitolina to stay in the top 5 of the WTA rankings. Ukrainian woman will fall to seventh position, if Kiki, Bertens and Karolina Pliskova will win their next matches.
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 6) – Van Yafang (China) 2:6, 4:6
Lesya Tsurenko in the second round of the tournament in Miami was to play with the Japanese Misaki DOI, but failed on the court due to injury of the right hand. The severity of the damage to the second racket of Ukraine at the moment is unknown.