Svitolina suffered a humiliating defeat at the tournament in Rome, the match was twice interrupted due to rain: video
Elina Svitolina – Victoria Azarenka 1:2 (6:4, 1:6, 5:7)
In the first set Svitolina implemented two break-points (of the four), while Belarusian is only one. Therefore, the Ukrainian won the first set. However, lost the first game early in the second set, after which the athletes went on a forced break due to rain.
The break went in favor of Azarenka. She lost her serve, but then won three games in a row (10 out of 12 draws was won by Belarusian). And back into the game the rain intervened. After he stopped, Azarenka won two games and leveled the score in sets is 1:1.
Svitolina had a chance to win this match, when at the beginning of the third set and was ahead 3:0. Subsequently, the score was 5:2 in favor of the Ukrainian, Svitolina had the match points on his serve. And not being able to realize it, she lost five games in a row and the match in General.
Therefore Svitolina crashes in the first match of the tournament in Rome. Let’s remind, that the Ukrainian won in 2018.
Earlier, the tournament in Rome in the first round left the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremsky, who lost to Carla Suarez Navarro. At the start of the singles Lesya Tsurenko lost to Yulia Putintseva, but managed to get to the second round in doubles.