The first “racket” of Ukraine Elina Svitolina has not coped with Arina Sobolenko from Belarus in the second round match of the tennis tournament WTA Premier 5 in Wuhan (China).
Tennis match between Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 6) – Arina Sobolenko (Belarus) ended with a score of 4:6, 6:2, 1:6, reports btu.org.ua.
The match lasted almost 2 hours. In the first set Svitolina lead 4:2, but then 4 games in a row lost. In the next game, the Ukrainian tennis player has fulfilled 2 of the break to put the game into the deciding set. Sobolenko implemented by breakpoint two games, and when he filed for the win, bounced back with 15:40.
Sobolenko seventh time in the season beat the representative of the TOP 10 in the world rankings. For Elina Svitolina this was the first match after the defeat in the fourth round of the US Open in 2018. Arina Sobolenko also left new York after the 1/8 finals, but managed to play in Quebec, where he lost at the start of the competition.
Tournament Wuhan Open – WTA Premier 5 with prize money of 2 746 000 dollars will last in Wuhan until September 30.
Add that to the biggest tennis tournaments of the Asian series in Wuhan and Beijing with the sixth racket of the world of Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina will work the famous American coach Nick Saviano. 62-year-old Saviano has been a professional tennis player and at one time was ranked among the TOP 50 world ranking and is now one of the contenders for the coach of the Ukrainian women.