Ukrainian tennis superstar Elina Svitolina has made it into the third round at the 2021 US Open in New York. At this stage of the tournament, Svitolina is set to play against Daria Kasatkina from Russia.
Daria Kasatkina enters this match having won her previous outing in 3 sets. The win showed great character from Daria Kasatkina as she lost the opening set but fought back strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the win, Daria Kasatkina broke her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions which allowed her to make her way back into the match. It has been a solid few months for Daria Kasatkina as she recently made the final of the Silicon Valley Classic but this is a much tougher field and the Russian must perform at a significantly higher level if she wants to compete with Elina Svitolina.
Looking at Elina Svitolina, the Ukrainian superstar enters this match having won both of her previous matches in straight sets. In her previous match, Elina Svitolina won all of her service games and 3 return games to win the fixture with some ease. Svitolina is the number 5 seed at this tournament and in recent years, she has promised big things at big tournaments but is yet to win a Grand Slam. Elina Svitolina looks in good form and may be tough to stop at this tournament.
Daria Kasatkina and Elina Svitolina have played each other 4 times in the past with Svitolina winning on all 4 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 in Rome where Svitolina won in 3 sets.