Ukrainian tennis player wins Rome WTA tournament

Ukrainian tennis player wins Rome WTA tournamentUkrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina claimed another victory in WTA tournament.

This is reported by 112 UA TV Channel.

This time, she triumphed in the Premier 5 series in Rome.

In the final fixture, Ukraine’s top seed defeated Romania’s Simona Halep (4:6, 7:5, 6:1).

According to Britwatch Sports review of the match, "it is fair to say that everyone’s favorite going into the final was the Madrid champion Simona Halep... Halep started the brighter if the two, putting pressure on Elina Svitolina before finally getting her breakthrough with two quick breaks in succession.

"Svitolina gave her a moment of pause by breaking back after Halep had a nasty turn on her ankle, but she steadied the ship to grab the first set. It looked as though the second set was going the way of the first with an immediate break for Halep, but it was the first of many as the momentum swung first one way, then the next. They would trade breaks three times before finally Svitolina closed out the second set.

"Halep would later explain that: “At 5-3 in the second set, when I turned to hit inside out forehand, then I felt again. That’s why I called to tape it, because I was scared not to do something worse.

“I never like to give up during the match. I don’t want to stop the matches. So I just wanted to try to win the second set. I couldn’t. So then it was too bad to go through. So I said that it’s better to calm down.”

"It became clear in the third set as Svitolina roared into 5-0 lead that this was not one that Halep was going to make a miraculous escape, saving face and at least avoiding a bagel.

"Svitolina told reporters, after the match: “I needed to be patient, first of all, because she gets lots of balls back, makes you miss, like, some easy shots when you’re under pressure. So this is her game. She really dominates sometimes very, like, playing very strong. Then I needed to be patient and waiting for my opportunity and then do something with it."
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