Elina Svitolina (WTA 8), which has its first race of the purple group at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen (hard – /14-million-dollar) win. The Ukrainian titelverdedigster won in two sets, the first of which is enormously true, was the Czech republic’s Karolina Pliskova (WTA 2): 7-6 (14/12), 6-4. The party lasted 1 hour and 55 minutes.

at The end of which, on the first set was decided, it took less than eighteen minutes. “The longest of my career,” replied Svitolina at the end.

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In the red group, beating the Australian, Ashleigh Barty (STA 1) in the first game against the Swiss Belinda Bencic (WTA 7) and took the Japanese-Naomi Osaka (WTA) (3) of the Czech republic’s Petra Kvitova (WTA 6). The first two of each group qualify for the semi-finals.

now, Svitolina, wrote to the tournament last year, in her name, after winning the final match against American Sloane Stephens.

Photo: REUTERS < / p> Halep beats Andreescu in three sets

Simona Halep (WTA-5) on Monday in her first round match in the purple group at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen (hard – /14-million-dollar) win.

The 28-year-old Romanian, a former number one in the world, knocked out the Canadian Bianca Andreescu (STA-4) will be in three sets. After about 2 hours, and 34 minutes, was 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 on the table. At the end of the second set as he saved Halep is a matchbal.

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