Svitolina is the second time in a row advanced to the semifinals of the Final tournament of the year

Svitolina is the second time in a row advanced to the semifinals of the Final tournament of the year

Last year, the Ukrainian tennis player became the winner of the competition held in Singapore


Photo: Liang Xu/Xinhua

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina in the second round match of the group stage Final tournament of the year defeated former first racket of the world Romanian Simon Halep with a score of 7:5, 6:3. Prize Fund of the competition in China’s Shenzhen is $14 million.

The meeting between Svitolina and Halep lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes. During this time, Ukrainian tennis player played four asawa, made one double fault and implemented four break-points out of eight, giving the opponent two serve.

Earlier in the first round, Svitolina in the purple group won another ex-first racket of the world Carolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic. The final score— 7:6 (14:12), 6:4. The second victory led her to the semifinals of the Final tournament.

Svitolina will play in the playoffs WTA Finals for the second time in a row. A year ago in Singapore, she won the trophy, defeating in the final to American Sloane Stephens (3:6, 6:2, 6:2).


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In the semi-finals of this tournament, Svitolina will play against one of the players exposed in the red group — Australian Ashleigh Barty, Kiki of Bertens from the Netherlands, the Czech Petra Kvitova or Belinda Bencic from Switzerland.

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