The first “racket” of Ukraine Elina Svitolina failed to protect the title of the winner of 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 semi-finals of the competition, seeded under the fifth number Svitolina 1 hour and 40 minutes yielded a third “racket” of the world the American Sloane Stephens 6:3, 6:3, reports UKRINFORM.
This was the third meeting between the rivals in head-to-heads. The score was 2×1 in favor of the American.
In the final of the Coupe Rogers Stevens will battle to the first racket of the world Romanian Simona Halep, which in turn beat Australian Ashley Barty – 6:4, 6:1.
Next week, Svitolina will start at the WTA Premier 5 tournament in Cincinnati (USA).