“I know that some leading tennis players have been eliminated, but this happens. In every match the competitor wants to outplay you, and in the matches against top tennis players – even more so. I think, that all these matches were also played in three sets, these were tough matches. But these things happen. In this tournament, many athletes are also fighting for the first slot in the rating. I know that I’m also high in the rating, which is why I’m trying to prepare myself for every game at maximum, as all players now are hungry for victories,” Svitolina said.
”I will have a rest day between the matches. I had to play two games in a row because of rain, but so be it, these things happen, Luckily, I won both games, and I’m very happy. I will rest, even though I’ll still train at the court. As for the next game against Shelby Rogers, I played with her before, this year too. I have pleasant memories, and I know how she plays. For me it will be a new match and a new chance to show how I play,” Svitolina added.
The match is scheduled for September 1.
Previously Elina Svitolina won the WTA Rogers Cup in Toronto.