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Tennis: Mertens beats Svitolina in 1/4 finals of Gippsland Trophy

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian managed to pull out a great comeback in the second set but lost in the super-tie-break
15:54, 5 February 2021

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina
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Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina has officially left the WTA tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

Svitolina faced Belgian Elise Mertens. Elina lost the first set and started the second badly, losing 5:2. Nonetheless, Svitolina managed to even the score and brought some intrigue to the match. Unfortunately, Svitolina did not have any strength left for the final push and lost 10:6 in the super-tie break. This innovation was introduced by the WTA to reduce the duration of matches. Instead of the third set, the players have to play a super-break of up to 10 points.

Eliza Mertens (Belgium) - Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 6:3, 5:7, 10:6.

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It is worth noting that Marta Kostyuk, another Ukrainian tennis player, also lost the quarterfinal match to the American Jennifer Brady.

Both Kostyuk and Svitolina will now get ready for Australian Open: Svitolina will face Marie Bouzkova, and Kostyuk will square off with Veronika Kudermetova.

As we reported earlier, SK Dnipro-1 and Brazilian club Flamengo U-20 agreed on a transfer of right winger Bill Ferreira.

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