Elina Svitolina in an incredible three-hour duel beat Ashleigh Barty and updated personal record at a major tournament Premier Mandatory in California.
50th career win over the rivals from the top 20 were given Svitolina very difficult. In the match with the first racket of Australia’s Ashleigh Barty Ukrainka spent
on the court 3 hours and 14 minutes.
In the first set Svitolina with the score 5:4 in the decisive moment did not protect his serve and allowed Barty to return to the game. This failure almost cost Elina defeat in the party – in the 12th game of the Ukrainian played the first set-bol, but on a tie-break four more times at the last moment had gone from defeat, and Barty with the score 6:3 was a triple set ball and two points on his serve. At the second attempt Svitolina due to the incredible protection still took the party and approached the quarter-finals.
In the second set, the situation repeated itself – again, Svitolina are unable to apply for the match, and in the tenth game at the reception missed two match-bol. Barty took the initiative and transferred the game into the deciding set.
The ending of the match was no less dramatic – Svitolina in the final set played with a score 1:3, then have not traditionally applied for the match, but in the tenth game still made the decisive break.Next opponent Elina Svitolina in Indian wells will become the Market Vondrousova, sensationally beat Simon Halep.
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 6) – Ashleigh Barty (Australia) – 7:6, 5:7, 6:4