Elina Svitolina cruises through Camila Giorgi in straight sets to advance to her first Olympic semifinal at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
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Camila Giorgi said after her French Open loss, “I was trying always to push.”
Even though fourth-seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina hasn’t been playing particularly well this season, she’s been dominating play this week in Tokyo and is cruising toward the Olympic quarterfinals.
She made it to the final four at the Olympics for the second time after a 6-4, 6-4 victory against in-form Italian Camila Giorgi on Wednesday.
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Svitolina has had issues with court covering all season, and it showed when she was eliminated from the French Open and Wimbledon in the first rounds, respectively.
However, Svitolina has shown remarkable courage this week after being engaged to Gael Monfils and getting married just last week. She defeated Ajla Tomljanovic and Maria Sakkari in three sets, after losing the first set in each of those matches.
Despite being the Fourth seed, She wasn’t a heavy Favourite in her match Against Giorgi.
However, the Ukrainian did not hide her ambitions after the opening game. She got a break of service early on due to her strong serving.
Her retaliation was excellent, and she quickly built a 5-1 advantage. Despite Giorgi’s tremendous comeback, which saw her take the next three games, Svitolina took the first set by a score of 6-4.
Svitolina had an easier time in the second set compared to the first. She was able to serve well and avoid giving Giorgi a game-changing break in the second set as well. However, she managed to break serve and win the second set easily (6-4), advancing to the semifinals. In the quarterfinals, she will compete against either Paula Badosa or Marketa Vondrousova.
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Camila Giorgi’s aura is palpable to the players.
Since the Italian’s slightly cocked, ultra-aggressive style offers little room for error, she has been left behind in the Roland Garros draw as the women’s tournament has had a week of shocks.
The Italian advanced to the second round by beating Zhang Shuai and Yulia Putintseva, and then she shocked the tennis world by defeating No. 7 seed Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets (4-6, 6-1, 6-0).