Ukrainian Elina Svitolina for the second time this month as Czech Petra Kvitova and leaves the U.S. Open.
Any Ukrainian fans awaiting today’s meeting Svitolina and Kvitova felt the excitement when the first thoughts about the upcoming match.
Less than a month ago Peter defeated Elina in the Olympic tournament and quickly finished the tale of the inhabitant of Odessa who two days earlier had beaten Serena Williams.
This time 21-year-old Ukrainian Panther did not beat Kvitova became the first serious rival Elina.
Czech scored serious progress lately and came out fifth time against Svitolina clear favorite. In four previous meetings Elina only once managed to beat Peter far in 2014, but this did not mean that the Ukrainian should be discarded.
However, the beginning of the match was entirely dictated by the bookmaker’s odds – Peter remembered how Elina won in Rio and started the old song – action on the back line with a powerful cross with the forehand. Elina could not resist the pressure twice winner of Wimbledon and, starting with the fifth game, started getting worse to withstand such a pace. Czech confidently closed the set with another break, but at the start of the second batch took two in a row filing Svitolina. It seemed that the scenario of the match a month ago again, but she has found the strength and, thanks to the Herculean efforts equalized the score in the set.
Alas, after the score became equal, girls were not destined to spend on court for one set – Peter took his serve, and then implemented at the second attempt a break point, which he was and the match-ball.
Thus, after the departure of the first racket of Ukraine, the main draw of the women’s tournament at the US Open in 2016 there are only Lesya Tsurenko in three sets defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.
Peter Kvitova (Czechia, 14) – Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 22) – 6:3, 6:4