Score, report, and key facts
Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that Kenin conquered in the 6th game (4-2) before winning the set (6-3).
The American wasted a good opportunity to break the Ukrainian in the 4th game when she had 3 consecutive chances (0-40).
Kenin won the set after she broke Elina in the 5th (3-2) and in the 9th (5-4) game. The Ukrainian tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 6th (3-3) and in the 10th (5-5) game. Notwithstanding, Kenin kept the focus before winning the set at the following breaker at 3.
Sofia failed to serve out the set when leading 5-4 to be broken at 40.
At the end of the match, the American scored 86 points vs. the Ukrainian’s 76 points.
The American served exceptionally well to win 75% of the points (45/60) behind her first serve. Notwithstanding she won only 37% points (15/41) on her second serve. Kenin won this match even if she had some problems in converting her break points because she converted only 38% (3/8). On the other side, Elina was struggling in converting her break points since she converted only 25% of her break points (2/8). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.
After this encounter, the head to head between Kenin and Svitolina is 2-1 for Sofia.
Highlights Sofia Kenin vs. Elina Svitolina Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati
Next Match: Sofia Kenin vs. Naomi Osaka – stats
Kenin will come up against Osaka in the quarter.
The last time that they squared off, Osaka won 6-2 7-5 in the 1st round in Paris back in 2018.
Tennis Scores in Cincinnati
- Karolina PliskovaKarolina – Rebecca PetersonRebecca (7-5 6-4) – See score progression
- Svetlana KuznetsovaSvetlana – Sloane StephensSloane (6-1 6-2) – See score progression
- Ashleigh BartyAshleigh – Anett KontaveitAnett (4-6 7-5 7-5) – See score progression
- Venus WilliamsVenus – Donna VekicDonna (2-6 6-3 6-3) – See score progression
- Maria SakkariMaria – Aryna SabalenkaAryna (6-74 6-4 6-4) – See score progression
- Sofia KeninSofia – Elina SvitolinaElina (6-3 7-63) – See score progression
- Naomi OsakaNaomi – Su-Wei HsiehSu-Wei (7-63 5-7 6-2) – See score progression
- Madison KeysMadison – Simona HalepSimona (6-1 3-6 7-5) – See score progression