Elina Svitolina recalls one of her best memories



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Elina Svitolina recalls one of her best memories

In an interview Elina Svitolina recalled her 2018 WTA Finals win. The Ukrainian, who will try to retain her title in the upcoming days in Shenzhen, said: "The final with Sloane Stephens became one of the most important matches in my career.

I would have liked to start that match better. Stephens delivered an amazing tennis, I tried to come back in the match. In the end, I was rewarded for it. It was one of the best moments in my career and I am still emotional when I re-watch the match.

That's a special moment for me and my team. It will stay in my heart forever, in my memory." Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Ricardas Berankis in three sets to reach the Basel quarter-finals. The Greek said: "I think in the first set I kind of lost the momentum and the tempo in the tie-break.

I didn’t feel very comfortable. Perhaps my return was something that kept me doubting and not really playing with psychological strength. I did manage to stay calm and I think the second set was perfect. I did manage to break him twice.

This gave me extra confidence on pursuing something similar in the next couple of games. I got the early break and managed to hold my serve in the entire rest of the set. I’ve been experimenting the past couple of days with a few things in my game, so I knew there might be some downs during the match.

I did stay calm, because I knew I was playing my game, but I was trying a few things that I haven’t tried in the past. That paid off at the end. I was risking a bit more, I was going for more. I was making more mistakes than usual, but I think going for a bit more and trying to show him that, 'I’m here, I’m going to come to the net, I’m going to be more aggressive', it was crucial."