Sofia Kenin survives Elina Svitolina 6-3 7-63 in the 3rd round in Cincinnati on Thursday after winning a huge battle. Kenin will play against Naomi Osaka in the quarter.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

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).

2nd set.

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.

Statistics

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

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

Next Match: Sofia Kenin vs. Naomi Osaka – stats

Kenin will come up against Osaka in the quarter.

This will be the 2nd time that Sofia Kenin and Naomi Osaka face off. The head to head is 1-0 for Osaka (see full H2H stats), but they have never played each other on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Osaka won 6-2 7-5 in the 1st round in Paris back in 2018.

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