Elena Rybakina wins an amazing match against Jelena Ostapenko in Cincinnati

The Kazakh defeated the Latvian in three sets, after losing the first set in a tie-break

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Elena Rybakina wins an amazing match against Jelena Ostapenko in Cincinnati

Elena Rybakina won a crazy match against Jelena Ostapenko at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The Kazakh defeated the Latvian in three sets, after losing the first set in a tie-break. The former Wimbledon champion beat the former Roland Garros winner with the final score of 6 (6) -7 6-2 6-4, qualifying for the 3rd round of the tournament, where she will face the Italian Jasmine Paolini.

In the other women matches, Iga Swiatek beat Sorana Cirstea in straight sets, while the young Chinese Qinwen Zheng beat the US tennis legend Venus Williams. It came 2nd round win for Coco Gauff, whi eliminated in straight sets with a doubles 6-4 Mayar Sherif.

Below the highlights shared by the WTA YouTube page:

The other matches

At the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, there was a great show between Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka, on the Grandstand. The two won a good challenge, with the Swiss who overturned the underdogs and took home a great victory with a double 6-3.

The opportunity to reach the quarterfinals is real, given that he will now face Max Purcell. At the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, there was a great show between Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka, on the Grandstand.

The two won a good challenge, with the Swiss who overturned the underdogs and took home a great victory with a double 6-3. The opportunity to reach the quarterfinals is real, given that he will now face Max Purcell. Novak Djokovic, after two years, came back to Cincinnati, and he overcame a difficult second round, thanks to the withdrawal in the second set of Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

The Spaniard accused back problems and chose to preserve himself in view of the US Open appointment. The Serbian was the first to allow break points in the match (third game) but also to break his opponent's serve. Up 5-3, Nole was unable to close the set immediately, and suffered an unexpected counter-break.

It was perhaps the only sour note of the evening for the Serbian, who regained the break in the following game (6-4). The Wimbledon finalist now awaits the Frenchman Gael Monfils.

Elena Rybakina Jelena Ostapenko
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