Svitolina lost in a dramatic semi-final of the tournament in Dubai and didn’t defend the title

Свитолина уступила в драматичном полуфинале турнира в Дубае и не защитила титул

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina failed to reach the final of the WTA Premier 5 in Dubai. Ukrainka in the semifinals lost to Swiss Belinda Bencic.

Elina Svitolina-Belinda Bencic 1:2 (2:6, 6:3, 6:7)

The match lasted exactly 2 hours and ended with the score 2:6, 6:3, 6:7 in favor of Swiss tennis player.

During this time, the Ukrainian made 7 aces, made the same number of double faults as well as realized 4 break points. Her rival, which occupies the 45th place in the ranking, has made 4 aces, 5 times made a mistake in putting the ball in the game and won 5 games at the reception. In the final set, Svitolina are unable to apply for the match with the score 5:3, giving the game a “0”.

In the final opponent will be Belinda Bencic, Czech Petra Kvitova, who in the other semifinal, won one of the main sensations of the tournament, the representative of Taiwan’s su-Wei Xie– 3:6, 6:2, 6:4.

Sport 24 wrote that the Ukrainian Svitolina became the author of the shot of the day after a long draw in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Dubai against the Spaniard Carla Suarez-Navarro.

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