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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Svitolina will next play either German 16th seed Angelique Kerber, whose three Grand Slam titles include the 2016 US Open, or 18-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez, who ousted 2020 champion Naomi Osaka
13:56, 6 September 2021

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina
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Ukraine's Elina Svitolina defeated two-time major winner Simona Halep at the US Open on Sunday, advancing to her eighth Grand Slam quarter-final.

Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Svitolina, coming off a WTA title in Chicago, stretched her win streak to nine matches by dispatching the Romanian 12th seed 6-3, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Related: WTA Miami Open: Svitolina beats Sevastova in quarterfinals

"Definitely was a great match. I was really excited. I know how big a fighter is Simona. I had to bring my best game. For sure I'm happy with the win," Svitolina said.

Svitolina, who hasn't dropped a set this week, made her deepest Slam runs to the 2019 US Open and Wimbledon semi-finals.
 
Svitolina will next play either German 16th seed Angelique Kerber, whose three Grand Slam titles include the 2016 US Open, or 18-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez, who ousted 2020 champion Naomi Osaka.

As we reported earlier, the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina (No. 6 WTA) won the title at the WTA tournament in Chicago. 

In the match for the title, the Ukrainian, who was the leader of the seeding, beat Alize Cornet from France (# 68 WTA).

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