The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina preparing for the tournament in Doha (Qatar), where starts the second round.
On the eve of the tournament Svitolina has told about preparation for competitions and the injury, which he received in Australia.
“I needed some time to recover because I had health problems. It was important just to have a few days to thoroughly treat because I had a few difficult matches in Australia. I managed to practice a little and it helped me to get stronger on the eve of important events.
At the tournament in Doha, despite the fact that I will perform Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka still has a lot of good players, many of them show consistent results. With the first rounds there will be difficult and interesting matches, all want to play well.
I always try to keep a positive attitude, every tournament to be considered as one step forward. Negative enough, because we lose almost every week. It makes no sense to be upset, you just go to court and work,” said Svitolina.
We will remind, the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2019 the Japanese Naomi Osaka with the score 4:6, 1:6.
Elina Svitolina lost to the fourth racket of the world, Naomi Osaka
The match lasted about an hour. During the second set with the score 0:3 Svitolina took a medical timeout because of a problem with the neck or shoulder. Previously, it is already troubled in the match against Zhang Shuai.
Naomi Osaka has scored 8 aces, no double 31 winner and 25 unforced errors. Elina Svitolina scored one ACE with 3 double errors, the bracket 11 and 16 unforced errors.
Now the account of personal meetings of Osaka, Svitolina 3:3.
In the semi-finals of the Australian Open in Osaka will meet Karolina Pliskova.
Recall, Elina svitolina advanced to the 1/8 finals of the Australian Open in 2019, beating the Chinese player Zhang Shuai.
As reported by the portal Znaia, the Australian Open in 2019 increased the prize pool.