Elina Svitolina successfully began defense of the title at the Final tournament in the Chinese Shenzhen. In the first game of the “Purple group” Federer won the second racket of the world Pliskova.
Karolina Pliskova – Elina Svitolina 0:2 (6:7, 4:6)
Already at the start of the match, tennis players made it clear that they will fight for the result. Pliskova in the first game did break, but Svitolina, quickly played 2:2. In the future tennis players successfully defended their filing, not allowing each other to earn a break point.
The fate of the set was decided at tie-break, which also was a real struggle. Svitolina played one set-point from Pliskova and only on the seventh attempt scored the victory in the party.
In the second game on the court was no less dramatic struggle. This time more aggressive set beginning Ukrainian, who made the break and led 2:0.
Pliskova managed to restore parity, but in the seventh game of Svitolina again took the flow of the Czechs and, subsequently, led 5:3. Pliskova subsequently defended his serve Svitolina filed for match – 6:4.
Other rival Svitolina in the group are Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu. In the semi-finals out of two tennis players from the two groups.
Last year, Svitolina won the Final tournament.