Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina reached the final of the clay tournament of the WTA 250 series in Strasbourg (France).
In the 1/2 finals Svitolina in a tense duel beat the Frenchwoman Clara Burel.
The Ukrainian lost the first set with a score of 4:6, but then managed to turn the tide of the meeting and won two games in a row – 7:5, 6:3.
The match lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes. During the time spent on the court, Svitolina served once, made three double errors and used 8/16 break points.
Svitolina reached the finals of a WTA tournament for the first time since 2021. In the final, the Ukrainian will play with Russian Anna Blinkova, who, due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, is allowed to compete in a neutral status. The game will take place on Saturday, May 27.
On the way to the final, Svitolina defeated American Luisa Chirico in the first round. In the second round, the opponent of the Ukrainian Erin Routliffe from New Zealand withdrew from the match due to injury, so Elina automatically made it to the quarterfinals. In the 1/4 final, the 28-year-old native of Odessa defeated the Russian Varvara Gracheva.
Recall that in early April, Svitolina returned to the court after the decree. In mid-October last year, Elina became a mother for the first time. The Ukrainian gave birth to a daughter from her husband, French tennis player Gael Monfils.
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