Elina Svitolina (@1.12) vs Whitney Osuigwe (@6.25)

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Elina Svitolina will win

Elina Svitolina – Whitney Osuigwe Match Prediction | 26-08-2019 15:00

At the French Open, after comfortably seeing off Yanina Wickmayer in her opening match, Svitolina had to recover from 03 in the second set and 14 in the final set to beat Yulia Putintseva in a match that lasted over three hours. 17 after this tournament, surpassing Alona Bondarenko as the highest-ranked Ukrainian woman in the Open Era, including women from Ukraine who played under the Soviet Union. Svitolina rose to No. Another tight three-set victory ensued in the third round against Annika Beck, before Svitolina defeated Aliz Cornet in a rain-interrupted fourth-round encounter to set up a maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal against seventh seed Ana Ivanovic, which she lost in straight sets.

She was then defeated by eventual runner-up Madison Keys in three sets. She overcame Kateina Siniakov in a rain-interrupted three-set encounter, before easing past Evgeniya Rodina and Shelby Rogers to reach the round of 16 at the US Open for the first time. She entered the US Open knowing that a run to the semifinals would see her claim the world-number-one ranking for the first time.

Elina Svitolina career statistics

At the US Open, Svitolina reached the third round for the second consecutive year with wins over Mandy Minella and Lauren Davis, however she lost to Petra Kvitov once again. American hard-court season began with a run to the third round of Montral, losing to Angelique Kerber. After a disappointing early loss to Daria Gavrilova in Cincinnati, she rebounded at New Haven, reaching the final before losing to Agnieszka Radwaska.

Her good form continued at the last Premier event of the season in Moscow, where she reached the semifinals, her third in four tournaments, before bowing out to eventual champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. As a result, her ranking was propelled back up to 15, one place shy of her career high, and guaranteed her a place in Zhuhai for the second year running. The Asian swing proved to be fruitful for Svitolina, reaching the semifinals of both Tokyo, where she was defeated by Naomi Osaka, and Beijing, her first semifinal at Premier-Mandatory level, losing to eventual champion Agnieszka Radwaska.

Svitolina gained direct entry into the Australian Open, where she was defeated by fifth seed Angelique Kerber in the first round. She won her first WTA title at the Baku Cup by beating Shahar Pe'er; in doing so, Svitolina became the first teenager to win a WTA tournament since February 2012.[8] The victory also translated into a jump of 32 spots in the WTA rankings, landing her at No.

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She faced qualifier Ivana Jorovi and won in straight sets. Against Kateina Siniakov, Svitolina prevailed in three sets. Svitolina began her 2018 season by capturing the Brisbane International title, defeating qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the final.[17] She then competed at the Australian Open as the fourth seed.

Svitolina failed to carry her momentum into the American hard-court swing, losing in the fourth round of Indian Wells to Garbie Muguruza, and the second round of Miami to Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Svitolina continued her strong start to the season in Dubai, where she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets in the final to capture her first title at Premier-5 level. Svitolina won her fifth career title at the Taiwan Open, fending off four match points in her quarterfinal encounter with Ons Jabeur, before defeating Peng Shuai in the final. This win propelled her into the WTA top 10 for the first time in her career, making her the first Ukrainian ever to do so. Svitolina next competed in Ukraine's Fed Cup tie against Australia, where she won both of her singles rubbers to help Ukraine set up a play-off against Germany.

She continued her successful start to the clay-court season by winning her third career title and first on clay in Marrakech, recovering from 25 down in the opening set to defeat Tmea Babos in straight sets. A similar scenario occurred in Rome, where she defeated Flavia Pennetta in straight sets before losing to Venus Williams. The following week in Madrid, after easily dispatching Daniela Hantuchov, Svitolina lost to Ana Ivanovic for the sixth time in her career. She also reached the semifinals in doubles with compatriot Olga Savchuk. The victory propelled her to a career high ranking of 21.

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Her last match of the season was against Pauline Parmentier in the first round of the 125K event in Limoges, which she lost on a final-set tiebreak. She was drawn into Group B with second seed Carla Surez Navarro and Andrea Petkovic. Svitolina topped the group by winning both her matches, advancing to the semifinals where she lost to Karolna Plkov. Despite this disappointing end to her season, Svitolina's consistency throughout the year earned her a spot as the eighth seed at the inaugural WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai.