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Elina Svitolina - Ana Ivanovic Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
A Ivanovic66---
UkraineE Svitolina32---

Live Comments

  1. - SVITOLINA 3-6 2-6 - GAME SET MATCH! Ivanovic seals victory with a delicate backhand slice that Svitolina is unable to retrieve. A good workout for the 12th seed, but no more, as she was far superior on the day. Ivanovic will face Sofia Arvidsson in round two.

  2. - SVITOLINA 2-5 - Ivanovic closes to within a game of victory with a professional hold of serve. This looks beyond Svitolina now as they take refreshments ahead of what coul be the final game of the match. Will the Ukrainian make Ivanovic serve this out?

  3. - SVITOLINA 2-4 - The Ukrainian seems to have benefitted from her medical timeout, and comes strongly to hold her serve to close to within two games of Ivanovic.

  4. - SVITOLINA 3-6 1-4 - Ivanovic holds her serve, and Svitolina calls for the trainer to come on. She is now having a medical time out.

  5. - SVITOLINA 3-6 1-3 - BREAK! Big moment for Ivanovic, who seizes her first break points of the second set. She takes the opportunity - and is in the driving seat now.

  6. - SVITOLINA 3-6 1-2 - Ivanovic thinks she has the third game of the set wrapped up with a deep volley, but Svitolina somehow recovers and pulls a superb backhand winner out of the bag. She takes Ivanovic to deuce, but the Serbian's quality eventually shines through.

  7. -- - SVITOLINA 3-6 1-1 - And Svitolina does the same. A couple of swift service games in the second set.

  8. -- - SVITOLINA 3-6 0-1 - Ivanovic holds the first game of the second set confidently.

  9. -- - SVITOLINA 3-6 - BREAK AND THE FIRST SET! The first set goes to Ivanovic, who survives a successful challenge by her Ukrainian opponent at the tail-end of the game. But it doesn't de-rail her and Ivanovic takes the first set at a canter.

  10. -- - SVITOLINA 3-5 - Ivanovic is hitting the ball early and continues to dictate the rallies. Another impressive game by the Serbian edges her closer to the first set.

  11. -- - SVITOLINA 3-4 - Ivanovic is not being allowed to run away with this first set, despite having not got out of second gear. But this time a long forehand from Ivanovic keeps Svitolina within a game of the 12th seed.

  12. -- - SVITOLINA 2-4 - Ivanovic survives an overturned call after a successful challenge by Svitolina. It matters little as the Serbian re-establishes a two-game lead.

  13. -- - SVITOLINA 2-3 - Ivanovic brings up a break point, but Svitolina saves it well. Ivanovic earns another break chance after a terrific forehand on the Svitolina second serve, but Svitolina battles to another hard-fought hold.

  14. -- - SVITOLINA 1-3 - Ivanovic is making light work of this so far. She looks leaner and on top of every ball so far. She eases to 3-1 and Svitolina is up against it.

  15. -- - SVITOLINA 1-2 - The Ukrainian yells in delight as she battles to a much needed first hold. Ivanovic took her to deuce but Svitolina hangs on.

  16. -- - SVITOLINA 0-2 - Ivanovic consolidates her break with a love service game. The Serbian is in complete control already on Grandstand.

  17. -- - SVITOLINA 0-1 - BREAK! Ivanovic is off to the perfect start here. Svitolina races into a 40-0 lead but Ivanovic drags herself back into the game and takes the opening game.

  18. -- - Here we go then. Svitolina to serve...

  19. -- - Hello ladies and gents. We're about to get underway on the Grandstand court at Flushing Meadows, where Elina Svitolina takes on 12th seed Ana Ivanovic.

Elina Svitolina

Nationality UKR
Date of Birth 12/09/1994
Height 1.74 m
Weight 62 kg

Ana Ivanovic

Nationality SRB
Date of Birth 06/11/1987
Height 1.84 m
Weight 69 kg

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