Tennis: Svitolina makes it to Rogers Cup quarterfinals

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian outmatched Venus Williams in two sets
09:31, 11 August 2017


Ukraine’s top tennis player Elina Svitolina took over Venus Williams in WTA Rogers Cup in Toronto. It took her two sets (6:2, 6:1) to defeat the American and qualify to the event’s quarterfinals.

'I was just trying to focus on my game and play one point at a time. I was just trying to be there in the right moment, move quick, look for the ball and play as deep as I could to make her feel uncomfortable. I needed to stay calm tonight and just really be focused on each point. I'm very happy that I could win in straight sets,' the Ukrainian said as quoted by 'I know Venus for many years, and, you know, when they announce that she turned professional in 1994 and I was just born in this year, I was like, 'Okay, then I need to work really hard in this match. It was a great privilege to share the court with her and, yeah, it was even better to beat her and play my game tonight and really stay very solid with my game - so this was very, very good day today.'

In the second career meeting between the two players, Svitolina was in command from the get-go as she built a 5-0 lead in the opening set and never looked back. The Ukrainian hit 14 winners to just 10 unforced errors in a clean performance, while Williams struggled to find her range off of relentless defensive pressure from the World No.5 and accumulated 21 unforced errors to just six winners, wrote.

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