The sharp second-round match against the Czech Katerina Siniakova ended with Elina’s victory: 4-6 6-2 6-1. The players spent two hours and fifteen minutes on court whereas Elina served nine aces, made three double faults and won six out of twenty break-points on Siniakova’s serve. As for the Czech, she managed to break Svitolina’s serve once in each set.
Elina’s third-round opponent is a 15-year old fellow countrywoman Marta Kostyuk. The Ukrainian is currently World No. 521 and is the reigning champion of the previous Australian Open Junior Championship. Moreover, Kostyuk managed to reach the main draw through the qualification.