Score, report, and key facts
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).
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.
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
After the match, Elina commented:
“I’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.”
Next Match: Elina Svitolina vs. Belinda Bencic – stats
Svitolina will take on Bencic in the semifinal.
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
- Elina SvitolinaSvitolina – Sofia KeninKenin (7-5 7-610) – See score progression
- Karolina PliskovaPliskova – Simona HalepHalep (6-0 2-6 6-4) – See score progression
- Belinda BencicBencic – Kiki BertensBertens (7-5 1-0 ret.) – See score progression
- Ashleigh BartyBarty – Petra KvitovaKvitova (6-4 6-2) – See score progression
- Kiki BertensBertens – Ashleigh BartyBarty (3-6 6-3 6-4) – See score progression
- Samantha Stosur/Shuai ZhangStosur/Shuai Zhang – Gabriela Dabrowski/Yifan XuDabrowski/Yifan Xu (4-6 6-4 10-5) – See score progression
- Simona HalepHalep – Bianca Vanessa AndreescuVanessa Andreescu (3-6 7-66 6-3) – See score progression
- Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina SiniakovaKrejcikova/Katerina Siniakova – Gabriela Dabrowski/Yifan XuDabrowski/Yifan Xu (6-4 6-2) – See score progression
- Su-Wei Hsieh/Barbora StrycovaHsieh/Barbora Strycova – Samantha Stosur/Shuai ZhangStosur/Shuai Zhang (6-4 4-6 10-5) – See score progression
- Naomi OsakaOsaka – Petra KvitovaKvitova (7-61 4-6 6-4) – See score progression