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Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 11, 2021 Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her second round match against Cori Gauff of the US(REUTERS)

Svitolina beats Gauff in 2nd round in Australian Open

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Gauff failed to find a way past the steely Svitolina, who converted two out of her three break point opportunities against the big-hitting world number 48 to seal the fate of the match in their first meeting.
File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)
File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)

Kenin and Svitolina lose in Abu Dhabi Open quarterfinals

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 09:59 PM IST
  • Kenin lost to ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. Svitolina lost to unseeded Russian Veronika Kudermetova 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Romania's Simona Halep poses with her trophy after beating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome.(AP)
Romania's Simona Halep poses with her trophy after beating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome.(AP)

Halep wins Italian Open after Plíšková retires from final

Rome | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 08:56 PM IST
After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Plíšková also had her left thigh taped during the match.
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 21, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep as she celebrates winning the final with the trophy after Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova retired from the match after sustaining an injury Clive Brunskill/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 21, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep as she celebrates winning the final with the trophy after Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova retired from the match after sustaining an injury Clive Brunskill/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Halep wins Italian Open after Plíšková retires from final

ROME | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 08:50 PM IST
After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Plíšková also had her left thigh taped during the match.
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York.(AP)
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York.(AP)

US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 10:08 AM IST
The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a Ukrainian who was a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, posted Friday on social media that she doesn’t “feel comfortable to travel to US without putting my team and myself at high risk.”
Svitolina(Twitter)
Svitolina(Twitter)

US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Svitolina, Bertens

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 12:01 AM IST
The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a Ukrainian who was a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, posted Friday on social media that she doesn’t “feel comfortable to travel to US without putting my team and myself at high risk.”
A file photo of Elina Svitolina.(Twitter)
A file photo of Elina Svitolina.(Twitter)

Elina Svitolina outlasts Marie Bouzkova in thrilling Monterrey Open final

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 10:34 AM IST
In a battle of perseverance, Bouzkova had seven break point chances in the marathon opening game, finally converting on the seventh, which set the tone for the long battle ahead.
Sofia Kenin poses for a photo in the locker room with the Daphne Ackhurst Memorial Cup.(AP)
Sofia Kenin poses for a photo in the locker room with the Daphne Ackhurst Memorial Cup.(AP)

Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin breaks into top 10

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 08:19 PM IST
The unheralded American jumped eight places into a top 10 headed by Ashleigh Barty following Saturday’s stunning 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza in Melbourne.
File photo of Danielle Collins.(AFP)
File photo of Danielle Collins.(AFP)

Brisbane International: Danielle Collins thrashes Elina Svitolina as Angelique Kerber, Johanna Konta also crash out

Brisbane | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Svitolina, the world number five, went into the match as firm favourite but was never in the hunt against Collins, going down meekly 6-1, 6-1 in just 56 minutes.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.(REUTERS)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.(REUTERS)

Ashleigh Barty tops end-of-season women’s ranking

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 05:13 PM IST
With 7,851 points, Ashleigh Barty, who has topped the rankings since early September, eclipsed second-placed Karolína Plískova (5,940 points) by almost 2,000 points.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia poses with her winning trophy.(AP)
Ashleigh Barty of Australia poses with her winning trophy.(AP)

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty wins WTA Finals

Shenzhen | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 08:02 PM IST
Barty, who had never beaten Svitolina in five previous attempts, won 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 26 minutes at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty reacts during her semi final match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty reacts during her semi final match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)

Ashleigh Barty comeback sets up WTA decider against Elina Svitolina

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 11:02 PM IST
The French Open champion prevailed 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and 53 minutes in a matchup of the top two ranked players in the world.
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reacts after scoring a point against Simona Halep.(AP)
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reacts after scoring a point against Simona Halep.(AP)

WTA Finals: Pliskova, Svitolina through to semi finals

Shenzhen | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 09:25 PM IST
The world number two lost six straight games in the second and third sets but eventually prevailed 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 in one hour and 43 minutes to secure the Purple Group’s second spot.
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina reacts during her match against Romania's Simona Halep.(REUTERS)
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina reacts during her match against Romania's Simona Halep.(REUTERS)

Elina Svitolina hits form to storm into semifinals of WTA finals

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 07:02 PM IST
The world number eight took advantage of an error-strewn Halep and prevailed 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 39 minutes at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.
Simona Halep of Romania gestures after defeating Bianca Andreescu of Canada.(AP)
Simona Halep of Romania gestures after defeating Bianca Andreescu of Canada.(AP)

Simona Halep mounts raging comeback for win over Bianca Andreescu

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Andreescu, who at 19 is the youngest player in the draw, had a match point in the 12th game of the second set but was unable to convert and fell away after that.
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)

Elina Svitolina eases past Karolina Pliskova in WTA finals

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 08:08 PM IST
The eighth seed started her title defence impressively with a 7-6 (14/12), 6-4 win in one hour and 53 minutes at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning China Open with her trophy.(REUTERS)
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning China Open with her trophy.(REUTERS)

WTA Rankings: Naomi Osaka returns to top three after seeing off Ashleigh Barty in Beijing

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 04:31 PM IST
French Open winner Barty retains top spot and even extends her lead following the failure of Karolina Pliskova to get past the first round in China.
Asleigh Barty of Australia reacts after beating Petra Kvitova.(AP)
Asleigh Barty of Australia reacts after beating Petra Kvitova.(AP)

World no.1 Ashleigh Barty battles into China Open semi-finals

Beijing | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 02:53 PM IST
The Australian came from a set down to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and plays Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina or Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the last four in Beijing.
Kristina Mladenovic of France celebrates.(USA TODAY Sports)
Kristina Mladenovic of France celebrates.(USA TODAY Sports)

Kristina Mladenovic wins all-French battle to reach Zhengzhou Open quarters

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Mladenovic, the world number 49, kept things tight against Garcia, who is ranked 18 places higher, winning 71% of her first serve points and hitting 17 winners.
US Open winner Bianca Andreescu poses with her trophy.(REUTERS)
US Open winner Bianca Andreescu poses with her trophy.(REUTERS)

Bianca Andreescu jumps into top five as Ashleigh Barty grabs top ranking

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 04:30 PM IST
Eliminated in the first qualifying round in New York a year ago, Bianca Andreescu rose 10 places to number five after beating Serena Williams in the final on Saturday.
Serena Williams of the USA waves to the fans after defeating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine (not pictured) in a semifinal match on day eleven of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams of the USA waves to the fans after defeating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine (not pictured) in a semifinal match on day eleven of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

Serena Williams dismantles Svitolina to reach US Open final

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 09:59 AM IST
US Open: Serena Williams thrashed Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-1 to book her spot in the final for a record 10th time
New York: Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Qiang Wang, of China, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. AP/PTI(AP9_4_2019_000023B)(AP)
New York: Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Qiang Wang, of China, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. AP/PTI(AP9_4_2019_000023B)(AP)

US Open: Serena ready for Svitolina challenge; Bencic eyes final berth

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 09:33 AM IST
Serena has a 4-1 career record against Svitolina but the Ukrainian has not lost a set in New York and beat Williams in straight sets when they last met at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Serena Williams of the United States waves to the crowd after her match against Qiang Wang of China(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams of the United States waves to the crowd after her match against Qiang Wang of China(USA TODAY Sports)

Serena Williams flies into semi-final, claims 100th US Open win

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 09:34 AM IST
“I never thought that I would get to 100,” Williams said after the match, reflecting on the two decades she’s spent playing at Flushing Meadows. “It’s so special. I never want to let it go.”
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine celebrates(USA TODAY Sports)
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine celebrates(USA TODAY Sports)

US Open: Elina Svitolina serves her way past Keys into quarter-finals

New York | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 09:13 AM IST
With Keys, who finished runnerup in 2017, struggling with her backhand, Svitolina won 92 percent of her first serve points and did not face a single break point during the 75-minute clash under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights.
A ball boy carries a cup of coffee ordered on the set by Venus Williams during her second round US Open match against Elina Svitolina.(Twitter/US Open)
A ball boy carries a cup of coffee ordered on the set by Venus Williams during her second round US Open match against Elina Svitolina.(Twitter/US Open)

US Open 2019: Venus Williams orders mid-match coffee during 2nd round loss to Elina Svitolina

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:58 PM IST
US Open 2019: To Venus’ dismay, the coffee delivery from the stands remained unsuccessful at first, as the ball boy tasked with handing over the cup briefly stole the show. As Venus’ entourage handed the ball-boy the cup, the 39-year-old was already making her way off the court.
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine(AP)
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine(AP)

Top seeds reign as Svitolina and Sabalenka advance in San Jose

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Svitolina’s superior serving was the difference in the one-sided match as the Ukrainian set up a tantalizing quarter-final meeting with Greece’s Maria Sakkari on Thursday.
Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her quarter final match against Karolina Muchova.(REUTERS)
Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her quarter final match against Karolina Muchova.(REUTERS)

Elina Svitolina beats Karolina Muchova to reach Wimbledon semis

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Svitolina was down 4-1 in the opening set but broke back when Muchova served at 5-3 and won the next three games as well. In the second set, Muchova broke again for a 2-0 lead only for Svitolina to win the next five games.
Czech Republic's Karolina Muchova celebrates during her fourth round match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Czech Republic's Karolina Muchova celebrates during her fourth round match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)

Karolina Pliskova out of Wimbledon last 16, Ashleigh Barty keeps top spot

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 11:50 PM IST
The world number 68 Muchova triumphed 4-6, 7-5, 13-11 in a three-hour, 17-minute tie which came agonisingly close to supplying the tournament’s first ever 12-12 final set tie-break.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty adjusts her cap during a break in a women's singles match.(AP)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty adjusts her cap during a break in a women's singles match.(AP)

Ashleigh Barty shocked at Wimbledon by Alison Riske, Elina Svitolina through

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 05:51 PM IST
French Open champion Barty, bidding to become the first Australian champion at Wimbledon since 1980, lost 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to the world number 55.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka (C) leaves court after losing his men's singles second round match.(AFP)
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka (C) leaves court after losing his men's singles second round match.(AFP)

Stan Wawrinka falls for tall tale at Wimbledon as Novak Djokovic waits

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 11:25 PM IST
Two-time quarter-finalist Wawrinka, 34, was beaten 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 by his American opponent, the tallest man in the sport and 13 years his junior.
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