Svitolina kicked out of US Open quarterfinals

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's top tennis player lost to Canadian Leylah Fernandez
12:23, 8 September 2021

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina
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Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina lost the fixture of US Open's quarterfinals. Her opponent was 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez from Canada. 

The Canadian athlete won the first set, and Svitolina managed to even the odds in the second. The Ukrainian was losing the third set (2:5) but came back, taking the game to the tie break. Eventually, Fernandez defeated her opponent. 

"Giving up is not an option. I left my heart there, but unfortunately, it's not the time. Well done Leylah, it was a bold performance. Thank you to US Open and all your love", Svitolina said after the fixture. 

Related: Elina Svitolina wins WTA tournament in Chicago

Earlier, Svitolina defeated her long-time rival Simona Halep in the US open playoffs. Сщming off a WTA title in Chicago, the Ukrainian stretched her win streak to nine matches by dispatching the Romanian 12th seed 6-3, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Related: Tennis: Svitolina beats Halep to reach US Open quarter-finals

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