• 18/06/2024 04:22

Svitolina defeated the Russian and reached the 1/8 finals of the prestigious tournament in Rome

ByИван Дунаев

May 14, 2024

 Svitolina defeated the Russian and reached the 1/8 finals of the prestigious tournament in Rome

The next opponent of the Ukrainian will be the second racket of the world, Belarusian Arina Sabalenka.

The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina made it to the 1/8 finals of the WTA 1000 tournament in Italian Rome.

In the third round match, the 29-year-old native of Odessa defeated the Russian woman Anna Kalinskaya, who, due to the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, was allowed to compete only in a neutral status.

The fight lasted an hour and 14 minutes. The Ukrainian tennis player was stronger in both sets – 6:3, 6:3.

In the 1/8 finals, Svitolina will play against another “neutral” tennis player – the second racket of the world, Belarusian Arina Sabalenka, who beat Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska – 6:4, 6:2.

Svitolina is the only Ukrainian who reached the 1/8 finals of the tournament in Rome. In the third round, another of our compatriots, Angelina Kalinina, finished her performances, losing to Maria Sakkari from Greece (6:7, 0:6).

Note that the tournament in Rome will be the last competition before the second Grandslam in 2024 – Roland Garros, where five Ukrainian tennis players were included in the main draw.

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