In seven participations at the Mutua Madrid Open, Elina Svitolina at most got three times the second round. Fresh from the very good semifinal under the roof of Stuttgart, needless to say the first of the season, Elina Svitolina combines it big on the clay-courts of Madrid.
The no.4 of the seeding does not take advantage of a 5-1 advantage in the course of the deciding set against Jil Teichmann. Rather. She misses a total of six match points (four in the eighth game, two at the foot of the tie break) and gives up on the threshold of three hours of play in a decidedly confusing way.
The Swiss tennis player then hooks her second career success against a Top 5 with a resounding 2-6 6-4 7-6 (5) and reaches Paula Badosa in the second round. In a segment of the board without obviously a mistress. No problems the first match played by the world number one Ashleigh Barty, with an avalanche on Shelby Rogers.
In the same portion of the draw also arrive the successes of Angelique Kerber and Petra Kvitova, on a collision course in the WTA Tour for the fourteenth time in their careers.