The first “racket” of Ukraine and a number five world ranking Elina Svitolina continues to defend the title of the current winner at the prestigious tournament of Female tennis Association (WTA) Premier series 5 (Coupe Rogers) in Montreal (Canada) with a prize Fund of $2.82 million
In the 1/4 finals of the competition planted under 5-m number Svitolina for a half hour defeated Elise Mertens of Belgium – 7:5, 6:3, reports UKRINFORM.
This was the third meeting Kharkov women in face-to-face confrontations with the Belgian. The score was in favor 3×0, Elina.
For an exit in the Coupe Rogers final, Svitolina will face 3rd “racket” of the world American Sloane Stephens, who in the quarterfinals defeated Anastasia Sevastova of Latvia 6:2, 6:2.
In the other semifinal, the leader of the world ranking Romanian Simona Halep will play Australian Ashleigh Barty.