The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina has lost the second round match hard-court tournament Premier Mandatory in Miami. 24-year-old Ukrainian conceded 50th racket of the world the Chinese van Apani.
Elina Svitolina – Van Afeni 0:2 (2:6, 4:6)
The match lasted 1 hour 22 minutes and ended with a confident victory of Afan with the score 6:2, 6:4.
During this time Svitolina has complied with 3 flow through, made 6 double faults and implemented a 2 break-point of 2. van Afeni made 4 aces with 1 double fault and took 5 games for the filing of the opponent.
For 24-year-old Chinese woman it is the first victory over a player from the top 10. In early March, she won the tournament in Acapulco (first career), which two years before had defeated Lesya Tsurenko.
After Miami, Svitolina is likely to leave the top 5 in the world rankings. Around it can Kiki, Bertens, Karolina Pliskova and last year’s winner, Sloane Stephens.
Another representative of Ukraine Lesya Tsurenko in her match against Japanese Misaki DOI did not. The reason for this decision tennis player was the damage of the right hand.
In March, Les also managed to take part in the tournament in Indian wells, where in a match of 1/16 finals flew from Arina Sobolenko.
Thus, the tournament in Miami left all Ukrainian women. Previously, Diane Yastremsky ahead of schedule finished performance, losing in the match 1/32 finals Ashleigh Barty.
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