The strongest tennis player of Ukrainian Elina Svitolina won a second victory at the tournament in Montreal category, WTA Premier 5 with prize money of $2,820,000.
A place in the quarterfinals of the “Rogers Cup” Svitolina challenged in the match with the first racket of the UK Johanna Contoy. In personal meetings the Ukrainian was leading 3:0 and was considered the undisputed favorite of the match.
First set Svitolina took due to the break in the fourth game and quality games with the first feed (14 of 17 winning goals, 82%). Regularly helped Elina and the opponent, making each game a few unforced errors.
In the second set Svitolina traditionally for the last matches slowed down than konta hardly used. The British with the score 1:2 made two breaks in a row and led 4:2. Elina time came around and confidently took the ending of the set in the ninth game of the Ukrainian fourth attempt made the decisive break, and then a zero submitted for the match.
In the match against Svitolina Contoy filed 4 aces, made 3 double faults, scored 4 of the 7 break points and won 72% of the drawings on the first pass.
In the quarterfinals of the tournament in Montreal Elina Svitolina will play against the winner of the match between the Belarusian Arina Sobolenko and Belgian by Alice Mertens.
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 5) – Johanna Konta (Britain) – 6:3, 6:4