Elina Svitolina wins against Sofia Kenin 7-5 7-610 in the Round Robin in Shenzhen on Friday. Svitolina will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Belinda Bencic in the semifinal.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Elina won the set after recovering 2 times from a break down. In fact, after conceding her serve in the 3rd (1-2) and in the 7th (3-4) game. Elina broke back 3 times in the 6th (3-3), in the 10th (5-5) and in the 12th (7-5) game before winning the set 7-5.

Sofia lost the plot in the last 4 games of the set (from 3-5 to 7-5).

2nd set.

Elina conquered the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after conceding her serve in the 9th (4-5) game, Elina broke back in the 10th (5-5) game before winning the set at the following breaker at 10.

1st
Svitolina
Kenin
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
3
4
3
3
2
3
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
2nd
Svitolina
Kenin
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Ukrainian scored 97 points vs. the American’s 89 points.

The Ukrainian blasted 11 aces and she committed 4 double faults. The Ukrainian won this match even if she was struggling in finding the solution in converting her break points because she converted only 36% (4/11). On the other side, Kenin was far from perfect in converting her break points because she converted only 33% of her break points (3/9). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Svitolina and Kenin is 3-2 for Elina.

Highlights Elina Svitolina vs. Sofia Kenin WTA Finals – Shenzhen

Svitolina’s Interview

After the match, Elina commented:

ā€œIā€™m very, very happy that I finished the match in two sets. It was a very physical match and I had to stay very tough.ā€

Next Match: Elina Svitolina vs. Belinda Bencic – stats

Svitolina will take on Bencic in the semifinal.

This will be the 4th time that Elina Svitolina and Belinda Bencic face off. The head to head is 2-1 for Bencic (see full H2H stats), but they have never played each other on I.hard.

The last time that they fought against each other, Svitolina won 6-2 6-4 in the 3rd round in Toronto back in August 2019.

Tennis Scores in Shenzhen

Upcoming matches

  • Ashleigh BartyBartyKarolina PliskovaPliskova (2-2) – See H2H details
  • Elina SvitolinaSvitolinaBelinda BencicBencic (1-2) – See H2H details

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