WTA BNP Paribas Open: Elina Svitolina grinds out win

11 Oct 2021
07:59
WTA BNP Paribas Open: Elina Svitolina grinds out win

Sorana Cirstea gave Elina Svitolina all she could handle in the third round of the Indian Wells Open. In an intense game, Elina had to fight hard and register a grueling 6-4. 4-6, 7-6(7-3) win. Romanian Sorana gave a tough time to Svitolina in terms of receiving points, edging her out 51-37 at that end. However, Svitolina’s service game remained strong and the Ukrainian clinched 76 service points compared to 57 by Sorana. Fourth-seeded Elina will face Jessica Pegula in the Round of 16.

Meanwhile, Aliaksandra Sasnovich continued her stellar run and felled another giant. The Belarusian beat Simona Halep 7-5, 6-4. Both teams remained level in terms of service points, pulling in 42 each. However, Sasnovich pulled through the courtesy of 35-26 receiving points edge. Aliaksandra beat this year’s US Open winner Emma Raducanu to advance.

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