Seventh racket of the world Elina Svitolina confidently overcame the stage of the 1/16 final of the Premier 5 tournament in Cincinnati (USA). On the way to the 1/8 final of the Ukrainian forced to cover a racket of the representative of the Belgian Elise Mertens.
Elina Svitolina – Elise Mertens 2:0 (6:4, 6:1)
In the first set Svitolina made a break in the sixth game. This was enough to Ukrainka won the game. Svitolina confidently defended his serve. 23-year-old Mertes for the first set had only two break-points.
The second batch of Elina started even more aggressively. In the third game of the Ukrainian won on the pitch of the 23rd racket of the world and led 3:1. Then Svitolina scored another break and defended his serve is 5:1. In the seventh game Elina made another break and won the match on the pitch Mertens.
In the 1/8 finals 24-year-old Elina Svitolina will face the winner Sofia Kenin-Zarina Diyas. The favorite of the match is Kenin.
The struggle continues in Cincinnati and Diane Yastremsky. Ukrainian girl will meet Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.