The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina won the second match on hard courts tournament WTA International in Hong Kong. In the 1/8 finals 24-year-old Ukrainian in two sets defeated the representative of Japan Nao hibino (No. 125 WTA), according to Sport.ua.
In the first set Svitolina have had much work: 71% first serves, a couple of aces and won 4 of 5 points in the second innings. The Japanese woman could not find herself at the reception and almost no chance of that failed party.
After “bagels” in the first set, the Japanese completely free and began to serve much better, but it did not helped. From the account 6:0, 4:1 Svitolina managed to break the resistance of the opponent, not giving her a chance to catch hold of the second set. The match would end in the eighth game, but still dragged on for the ninth. The fourth match points, the Ukrainian scored the victory.
Hong Kong. The second round
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) – Nao Hibino (Japan) – 6:0, 6:3
In the 1/4 final, Svitolina will play against Chinese women Wang Qiang, which level is far superior to hibino.
Recall Svitolina sensationally lost in the first round of the WTA tournament.