Tennis: Svitolina gets her first victory at Italian Open

Source : 112 Ukraine

Her match ended in two sets
14:50, 17 September 2020

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina
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Yesterday, on September 16, Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina had her first match at the Italian Open 2020. She faced Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Over the course of the match, Svitolina proved to be better in a technical aspect and defeated her rival in two sets - 6:3 and 7:6. It was Svitolina's first match in six months.

In the next round, the Ukrainian will face the winner of the match between Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia).

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It is worth noting that Elina Svitolina twice became the champion of the Italian Open - in 2017 and 2018.

As we reported earlier, on September 13, Austrian Dominic Thiem and German Alexander Zverev were fighting for the Grand Slam title in the final match of the 2020 US Open.

Zverev got the first two sets, but Dominic evened the score and got the game into a tiebreak, which was more favorable for the Austrian player.

Thiem managed to beat a number of records on last night: 1) it was the first fifth-set tiebreak in a final at the US Open, 2) he became the first player in the Open Era (it began in 1968) to come back from two sets down and win a US Open final.

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