Tennis: Svitolina defeats Konta, makes it to Canadian Open quarterfinals

The Ukrainian beat her opponent in two sets (6:3, 6:4)
11:14, 10 August 2018

Ukraine's No.1 tennis player Elina Svitolina successfully outmatched Johanna Konta from the UK. Thus, the Ukrainian proceeds to the quarterfinal of the competition. 

It took an hour and a half to win; Svitolina dominated in two sets (6:3, 6:4). In the next round, she will stand against Belgian Elise Mertens.

Last year, the Ukrainian athlete triumphed in Rogers Cup in Canada, with the tournament hosted in Toronto. This year's Canadian Open is held in Montreal.

'I always feel this difference, when I come to play in the tournament I won before. It's really great, and the fans are very nice. They are very hospitable, too. When I had a practice earlier this week, many came to see and support me. It's extremely important for the players. It boosts one's motivation, improves attitude to the game itself. I think it's great that such fans are there for you', Svitolina said after her victory.

Most recently, the Ukrainian provided first medical aid to her opponent Mihaela Buzarnescu - right at the tennis court. The Romanian got her ankle injured and collapsed, with no doctors present at the scene, Tennis World USA reported. Svitolina assisted Buzarnescu before the medics eventually appeared and escorted her away from the court. 

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