Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina overcame the barrier of the second round of the Doha tournament, having beaten Latvia in two sets Jelena Ostapenko – 6/4, 6/4.
For 1 hour and 20 minutes of the match, the seventh racket of the world, 24-year-old Elina, recorded five breaks and seven aces, making a mistake five times when serving. 21-year-old Ostapenko, who is ranked 22nd in the WTA ranking, took a rival three times, made two aces and five double faults.
Ukrainian woman reduced the gap in the personal meetings of athletes – 1: 2. In the 1/4 finals of the Qatar Total Open competition, Svitolina will play with the Czech Karolina Muchova.