In Brisbane continues the first WTA tournament of the season-2017, in which the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in singles beat Olympic champion Monica Puig of Puerto Rico, the official website of the tournament.
The match ended with the score 6:3, 6:3.
Ukrainian confidently held a meeting against rival, which in August last year sensationally won the Olympic games in Rio. In each of the two parties she made the break that allowed her to win with a solid advantage.
In turn, after losing in the finals of the qualifying competitions Kateryna Bondarenko got into the main draw, replacing injured compatriot Lesia Tsurenko, in the match against Italian Roberta Vinci.
The rivals exchanged victories on tie-breaks (7:6) in the first two games. And in the decisive third set, Bondarenko served for the match at the score 5:4, but failed to win a game. In the end, in the decisive tie-break of the third set again luck was on the side Vinci — 7:6 (score of the tie-break 7:5).
In the night of Tuesday, January 3, Kiev time the first match of the new year will also hold Alexander Dolgopolov, who will be meeting with the former first number of a world rating famous Spaniard Rafael Nadal.
As reported, Brisbane International Premier is in Brisbane (Australia) from 1 to 7 January. The prize Fund of the tournament amounts to 890 thousand dollars.
Earlier, on 14-ranked Ukrainian Elina Svitolina talked about his main goal for this year is to get in the top 10 of world tennis.
Svitolina beat Olympic champion Monica Puig in Brisbane 02.01.2017