Svitolina on the way to the semifinals of the tournament in Rome, beat the former first racket of the world

Свитолина на пути в полуфинал турнира в Риме обыграла бывшую первую ракетку мира

In the framework of the quarterfinals of the prestigious tournament in Rome with a prize Fund of 2 million 703 thousand euros the best tennis player of Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (4th racket of the world) met with the German Angelique Kerber (12-th place in world ranking).

Rival quite frequently on the court in official competitions. The story of their confrontation has 12 matches (seven wins, Elina, five to the Germans), and five of the latter invariably ended in favor of our compatriots.

Match Svitolina with the ex-first racket of the world went tense. During the first set, the Ukrainian was defeated with the score 2:4 after losing his serve in the sixth round, but the next four games she has won and the first set remained behind it — 6:4.

The second set began with an exchange of “pleasantries” — five draws in a row tennis players took feed each other. The first took itself in the hands of the Governor, after taking the lead 4:2, and did not let the opponent, brought the party to victory — 6:4.

Thanks to the victory over Kerber Ukrainian, continuing protection of the title of the tournament in Rome, made a fortune in 126 thousand 590 Euro. For a place in the final, Svitolina will face the winner of a pair of Anette Kontaveit (Estonia, 26-I racket of the world) — Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark 2nd).

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