In the second round Elina defeated Evgeniya Rodina of Russia: 6-4 6-4.
In the opener Elina made a single break in the third game which was enough to finish the set in her favor. The second game also went under Elina's control: she made two breaks and lost only one of her games when serving for the win on the first attempt at 5-2. Nevertheless, Elina broke at "love" in the tenth game, to book herself a spot in the third round at the US Open.
"It's pretty tough when your match starts at 11 am, so you need to wake up at 5 or at 6 am, and this is a big challenge," said Svitolina after the victory. "But I'm very grateful that I had the chance to play on the Arthur Ash court. Today here was a great atmosphere, thanks to all the fans for their support".
For her maiden fourth round match in New York Elina will compete against American Shelby Rogers, who in a tight three-setter defeated Daria Gavrilova of Australia. Elina won both meetings with Rogers, including the last one at the tournament in Brisbane this year.