Elina Svitolina beat Ashleigh Barty and reached the quarterfinals of Indian wells
The first racket of Ukraine and the sixth racket of the world Elina Svitolina advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament WTA Premier Mandatory in Indian wells, in a difficult match defeated Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty.
After the game, Svitolina thanked the fans for their support and admitted that it was a very tough match.
“It was a very, very tough match. In the morning when I woke up, I didn’t expect that I will play for three hours. I fought till the very last draw.
I want to thank you for your support of my fans and my team, they gave me extra motivation, because in the third set I’m already a little tired. We train to these are the games that we could play. I am very pleased that never gave up and fought until the end.
Of all the past matches with Barty this was the most difficult, over the past year it has significantly improved our performance, it has a great tennis. I’m sure a lot of times we’ll meet,” said Svitolina after the match.
Svitolina beat Barty in three sets with a score 7:6(8), 5:7, 6:4.
Their match lasted 3 hours and 11 minutes and became the longest match in the season 2019 WTA tour.
.@ElinaSvitolina takes the longest match of the 2019 season!
Outlasts Barty to reach the @BNPPARIBASOPEN quarterfinals, 7-6(8), 5-7, 6-4! pic.twitter.com/4cctUCTfYu
— WTA (@WTA) March 13, 2019
During this time Svitolina 3 times filed through, committed 4 double faults and won 6 games at the reception. In turn, Barty made 6 aces, made a 7 “double” and sold 6 break points.
Thus, Svitolina for the first time in his career he reached the quarterfinals of Indian wells, where he will meet with Czech Maggie Vondrousova.
Recall svitolina advanced to the fourth round, beating Australian Daria Gavrilova (7:5, 6:4).
Ukrainian tennis player Lesya Tsurenko busted out of the tournament WTA Premier Mandatory in Indian wells (USA), losing in the third round Arina Sobolenko from Belarus. Sobolenko beat Tsurenko with the score 2:6, 5:7.
Wrote Znayu That Svitolina has retained its sixth position in the updated WTA rankings.
Another Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko – fell four positions and now occupies 28 th place.
Ukrainian Dayana Yastremsky was down one line and was on the 37th place.
Ukrainka in the updated WTA rankings
Headed by the updated WTA ranking Japanese Naomi Osaka:
The updated WTA rankings
As reported Znayu, Svitolina and Abramenko will compete for the highest sports award of Ukraine.