Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina commented on the victory in the third round of the US Open.
“Dayana is a very good player, she can very well punch the ball, so I had to be careful from the very beginning. It was important for me to play steadily from the back line, and when there are chances, take advantage of them.
I think that in meetings with compatriots you experience a little differently. Of course, there are always nerves on the “Slams” before every game, but here is another story when you play against a tennis player from the same country, and in our case, from the same city, this is a special moment. You need to cope with this, be prepared for this and focus on yourself. Dayana need more experience of such matches, so today the game has developed in my favor.
I think the next match against Madison Keys will be another test for me. Every time I play with Madison, it’s a tough fight. I need to prepare well. It’s important for me to just concentrate on what I need to do on the court. Everyone knows that Madison has powerful punches, so I need to be prepared for such a game.
This is the fourth round, I will try to enjoy the match. Now I feel the same as always, I am fine, I enjoy the game, the atmosphere, I have a little less pressure. Last year, I also played in the Louis Armstrong arena, where I have not lost yet, it seems to me that I have perfect statistics on this court. Now I feel morally fresher and therefore generally more relaxed. Perhaps this helps to show such results, “- Tennis of Ukraine quotes Svitolina.