Paris, France, Roland Garros, 36 000 000 euro, clay, outdoor: 1QR, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Destanee AIAVA (AUS) ?-?; 1QR, Ons JABEUR (TUN) - Misa EGUCHI (JPN) ?-?, 1QR, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Conny PERRIN (SUI) ?-?;, 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Ivana JOROVIC (SRB) ?-?; 1QR, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Elias YMER (SWE) 6-3 3-6 4-6, 1QR, Vaclav SAFRANEK (CZE) - Denis KUDLA (USA) 4-6 1-6; Hammamet, Tunisia, ITF Womens Circuit, Hammamet Open, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Vinciane REMY (FRA) ?-?; Most, Czech Republic, ITF Futures, CZE F2, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vadym URSU (UKR) - Jan MERTL (CZE) ?-?; Balatonalmadi, Hungary, ITF Futures, XIXO Open Balatonalmadi, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Gabor BORSOS (HUN) ?-?; 1QR, David DAMIAN BRNA (SVK) - BYE, 2QR: Marcell BARTAKOVICS (HUN) 6-1 4-6 1-6, 1QR: Martin FEKIAC (SVK) - BYE, 2QR: Rafael KIS BALAZS (HUN) 6-1 6-1, Qualifying Final: Andrej GLVAC (SVK) 2-6 1-6; Antalya, Turkey, ITF Womens Circuit, TENNIS ORGANISATION CUP, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, Adriana SENKAROVA (SVK) - BYE, 2QR: Agne CEPELYTE (LTU) 6-2 6-1, Qualifying Final: Sofia DMITRIEVA (RUS) 4-6 4-6; Milan, Italy, junior ITF, 58th Trofeo Bonfiglio - Campionati Internazionali d'Italia Juniores, Grade A, clay, outdoor: 1R, Artem DUBRIVNYY (RUS) - Tomas MACHAC (CZE) ?-?; 1QR, Barbora MATUSOVA (SVK) - Veronica MASCOLO (ITA) 6-1 6-0, 2QR: Alexandra KRASNYAN (RUS) 6-0 6-0, Qualifying Final: Helene PELLICANO (MLT) 6-3 6-3, Main Draw, 1R: ?-?; Rome, Italy, WTA Premier 5, Internazionali BNL d'Italia, 3 076 495 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - BYE, 2R: Alize CORNET (FRA) 6-4 7-6(11), 3R: Mona BARTHEL (GER) 3-6 6-0 6-0, QF: Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 6-2 7-6(9), SF: Garbine MUGURUZA (ESP) 4-1 Ret,, F: Simona HALEP (ROU) 4-6 7-5 6-1!!! WTA TITLE.

Paris, France, Roland Garros, 36 000 000 euro, clay, outdoor: 1QR, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Destanee AIAVA (AUS) ?-?; 1QR, Ons JABEUR (TUN) - Misa EGUCHI (JPN) ?-?, 1QR, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Conny PERRIN (SUI) ?-?;, 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Ivana JOROVIC (SRB) ?-?; 1QR, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Elias YMER (SWE) 6-3 3-6 4-6, 1QR, Vaclav SAFRANEK (CZE) - Denis KUDLA (USA) 4-6 1-6; Hammamet, Tunisia, ITF Womens Circuit, Hammamet Open, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Vinciane REMY (FRA) ?-?; Most, Czech Republic, ITF Futures, CZE F2, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vadym URSU (UKR) - Jan MERTL (CZE) ?-?; Balatonalmadi, Hungary, ITF Futures, XIXO Open Balatonalmadi, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Gabor BORSOS (HUN) ?-?; 1QR, David DAMIAN BRNA (SVK) - BYE, 2QR: Marcell BARTAKOVICS (HUN) 6-1 4-6 1-6, 1QR: Martin FEKIAC (SVK) - BYE, 2QR: Rafael KIS BALAZS (HUN) 6-1 6-1, Qualifying Final: Andrej GLVAC (SVK) 2-6 1-6; Antalya, Turkey, ITF Womens Circuit, TENNIS ORGANISATION CUP, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, Adriana SENKAROVA (SVK) - BYE, 2QR: Agne CEPELYTE (LTU) 6-2 6-1, Qualifying Final: Sofia DMITRIEVA (RUS) 4-6 4-6; Milan, Italy, junior ITF, 58th Trofeo Bonfiglio - Campionati Internazionali d'Italia Juniores, Grade A, clay, outdoor: 1R, Artem DUBRIVNYY (RUS) - Tomas MACHAC (CZE) ?-?; 1QR, Barbora MATUSOVA (SVK) - Veronica MASCOLO (ITA) 6-1 6-0, 2QR: Alexandra KRASNYAN (RUS) 6-0 6-0, Qualifying Final: Helene PELLICANO (MLT) 6-3 6-3, Main Draw, 1R: ?-?; Rome, Italy, WTA Premier 5, Internazionali BNL d'Italia, 3 076 495 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - BYE, 2R: Alize CORNET (FRA) 6-4 7-6(11), 3R: Mona BARTHEL (GER) 3-6 6-0 6-0, QF: Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 6-2 7-6(9), SF: Garbine MUGURUZA (ESP) 4-1 Ret,, F: Simona HALEP (ROU) 4-6 7-5 6-1!!! WTA TITLE.

Elina Svitolina made the final in Connecticut

Elina Svitolina, Connecticut Open

EMPIRE Tennis Academy member Elina Svitolina had a great week in New Haven, USA, where she played at WTA Premier category tournament. It was a good preparation for the last grand slam of the year, US Open 2016. 

Connecticut Open within total prize mone 695 900 USD is played on hard courts. Tournament was played from 21st to 27th August 2016. Elina Svitolina played her team mate from the academy Daria Kasatkina in the first round. More experienced Elina beat Daria in three sets 6-4, 5-7, 6-0. In next two rounds, Svitolina beat another two Russians, Rodina and Vesnina. Both in two sets. 
Her semi-final opponent was bit suprising – Swedish lucky looser Johanna Larsson, who eliminated second seed Italian Roberta Vinci in the quarter-final. Elina did not allow any shocks. After very good performance won the match in two sets 6-4, 6-2. In the final, Svitolina lost against Polish Agnieszka Radwanska in two sets 1-6, 6-7(3). 
"I think her game was on top," said Svitolina, ranked 23rd in the world. "She always plays this way, really low. The balls are really low, and they're like skidding a little bit. She was at her best, I think. And me, I was a bit up and down all the time. It's really tough to play against her when she's getting each ball and playing so deep," said Elina Svitolina for www.courant.com. 
Elina Svitolina will climb up the WTA Ranking onto the 19th position. Her career best remains 14th spot from March 2016. 

New Haven, Connecticut Open, USA, WTA Premier, hard:
Elina Svitolina (UKR-10) 
1R: Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0
2R: Evgeniya RODINA (RUS) [LL] 6-3, 6-1
QF: Elena VESNINA (RUS) 6-3, 6-1
SF: Johanna LARSSON (SWE) 6-4, 6-2
F: Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 1-6, 6-7(3)

Photos by: 
Ivan Kopcani, www.empire-tennis-academy.com

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