Svitolina’s biggest victory, returning after maternity break – Tennis –

Svitolina’s biggest victory, returning after maternity break – Tennis –
Svitolina’s biggest victory, returning after maternity break – Tennis –

Strasbourg “WTA 250”

In the clay tournament held in the French city of Strasbourg, the former world number three Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat the neutral tennis player Varvara Grachova (WTA 44), who has submitted documents to be able to represent France, 6:3 and 6:4 in the quarterfinals today.

Starting in April, the Ukrainian tennis legend is back after a maternity break. Today, the Ukrainian won her biggest victory out of six wins in 12 games played this spring.

It has already been reported that Anastasija Sevastova, the former number one racket of Latvia, has returned with two victories after a 16-month break.

In the first round of the French Open, Svitolina will face Trevisan, who dropped the second set in Rabat today.

Marta Kostyuka and Lesya Tsurenko had a hard time fighting for the rights of Ukrainian players. When the former number three racket of the world returned, the big three – Svitolina, Kostyuk, Curenko – have emerged in the said fight.

Strasbourg semi-finals

#58 Lauren Davis – #66 Anna Blinkova
#508 Elina Svitolina – #122 Klara Birela

Rabats “WTA 250”

The 2019 champion Marija Sakari (WTA 8th) had also initially entered the clay tournament in the Moroccan city of Rabat, but the Greek ultimately decided not to participate this time.

Italian Martina Trevisan (WTA 26th), who lost the first set and refused to continue the fight, did not overcome the second round today. Austria’s best tennis player Julia Graber (WTA 74) thus won 6:3 and entered the quarterfinals.

Argentina’s fourth best tennis player Juli Riera (WTA 195) eliminated the Egyptian tennis leader Mayar Sherif (WTA 55) yesterday with 7:5 and 7:5, but today she also surprised Kazakhstan’s second with 5:7, 6:4 and 6:2 racketeer Yulia Putintseva (WTA 61), entering the semi-finals.

Rabat quarter finals

#74 Julia Graber – #26 Martina Trevisan 6:3 rare.
#195 Julija Riera – #61 Yulia Putintseva 5:7 6:4 6:2
#102 Lucia Bronzetti – #49 Alicia Parks 6:2 6:0
#35 Sloane Stevens – #69 Peyton Stearns 6(4):7 6:3 7:6(6)

Semi-finals – Gräber vs. Ryer and Brondzeti vs. Stevens.

French Open

In the second “Grand Slam” tournament of the season, the decisive qualifying round will take place, which will end on May 26. Ukrainian Dayana Jastremska (WTA 144) also triumphed today, beating Belgian Greta Minnen, who is ranked 25 places higher – 6:3, 2:6, 6:4.

As already reported, the Latvian tennis leader Aļona Ostapenko was defeated by the Czech Martincova in the draw of the main tournament of the “French Open” today.

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