Last Updated on January 6, 2020
The fifth racket of the world, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, lost to American Danielle Collins with a score of 1/6, 1/6 at the start of the tournament in Brisbane. The match lasted only 56 minutes.
Danielle Collins wraps up a big win!
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For the 25-year-old Ukrainian, this is the fastest defeat from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where in the quarterfinals she was beaten by Czech Petra Kvitova, 2-6, 0-6 (48 minutes).
Then, from 2016 to today’s match in Australia, Svitolina suffered the fastest loss at the 2017 Final Tournament in Singapore at the group stage (Danish Caroline Wozniacki won with a score of 6-2, 6-0 in 58 minutes)
“It was a cool match. Every day I train for the sake of this, I can spend hours working on the nuances of some kind of blow. And I also give all the best out of court: I create a good atmosphere and the right conditions for work, I visit a psychologist. For me it was it’s important to go to court and play powerfully with the top tennis player and beat her. ” – said Collins
In October, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, but everything is fine. For a long time, the disease interfered with me, because the doctors were still unable to make the correct diagnosis. But now I am being treated and showing what I am capable of. I haven’t been feeling so good for a long time, “Tours press service quotes Collins
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Video: Elina Svitolina vs. Danielle Collins | 2020 Brisbane International First Round | WTA Highlights
In the second round of the Brisbane International competition, Collins will play with Croatian Donna Vekic or Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan.
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