The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina has won another victory at a major tournament in Montreal category, WTA Premier 5 with prize money of $2,820,000.
At the quarter-final stage, canadian Prime Minister Svitolina took revenge from ELISA Mertens for the defeat in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in January this year.
Start the match was not scripted Ukrainka Svitolina has lost four consecutive games, but was instantly back in the game, winning the next four games with a total score of won/lost points 16:4. With the score 4:4 Elina again lost her serve, but Mertens in this case failed to use to his advantage. When a similar chance came Svitolina, Ukrainian did not think twice – in the 12th game of Elina at the reception made a set-bol and the first try took party.
The fate of the second set was decided late break from Svitolina – in the eighth game, Williams didn’t hold his serve and finally said goodbye to the dreams of semi-finals.
In the match against Mertens Svitolina has served 5 aces and made 5 double faults, made 26 winnershow, with 28 unforced errors and has implemented 5 of 7 break points.
Next opponent Elina Svitolina in Montreal will become the current champion of the US Open Sloane Stephens. In the upper part of the standings for a place in the finals will compete Simona Halep and Ashleigh Barty.
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 5) – Alice Mertens (Belgium, 14) – 7:5, 6:3