Birmingham, Great Britain, WTA Premier, Nature Valley Classic, 936 128 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Donna VEKIC (CRO) ?-?, 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - qualifier ?-?; Mallorca, Spain, WTA International, Mallorca Open, 250 000 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - qualifier ?-?; 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Cornelia LISTER (SWE) 6-3 6-2, Qualifying Final: Alja TOMLJANOVIC (CRO) ?-?; Budapest, Hungary, ITF Futures, ETC Budapest Open, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, David Damian BRNA (SVK) - Tommy SZENDREI (SWE) 6-0 6-1, 2QR: Patrik KOCZKA (HUN) 6-3 6-1, Qualifying Final: Eduardo DISCHINGER (BRA) ?-?.

Birmingham, Great Britain, WTA Premier, Nature Valley Classic, 936 128 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Donna VEKIC (CRO) ?-?, 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - qualifier ?-?; Mallorca, Spain, WTA International, Mallorca Open, 250 000 USD, grass, outdoor: 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - qualifier ?-?; 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Cornelia LISTER (SWE) 6-3 6-2, Qualifying Final: Alja TOMLJANOVIC (CRO) ?-?; Budapest, Hungary, ITF Futures, ETC Budapest Open, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1QR, David Damian BRNA (SVK) - Tommy SZENDREI (SWE) 6-0 6-1, 2QR: Patrik KOCZKA (HUN) 6-3 6-1, Qualifying Final: Eduardo DISCHINGER (BRA) ?-?.

Elina Svitolina advanced to the semifinal at WTA Premier tournament in Japan

Ukrainian EMPIRE Tennis Academy member Elina Svitolina played couple of tournaments in Asia. She reached semi-final at USD 1 mil. Toray Pan Pacific Open. 

Elina Svitolina, WTA No. 20 is in good form on her Asian tour. Toray Pan Pacific Open is Premier category event with USD 1 mil. Prize money and is played on hard courts. Elina Svitolina beat American Vandeweghe, Russian Pavlyuchenkova and in quarterfinal number one seed Gabine Muguruza on her way to the semi-final. After 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win over the Spaniard, Svitolina leads the head to head 3:2. 
Svitolina played semi-final against Japanese Naomi Osaka. Russian player lost against Osaka in Australian open Round 2 in two sets 4-6, 4-6. Unfortunately Osaka had the edge also this time, winning the tie 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. 
Elina Svitolina will move up the ranking onto the 18th position in WTA ranking. Her career best ranking remains world No. 14 from March this year. 

Results:
Tokyo, Japan, Toray Pan Pacific Open, WTA Premier, 1 000 000 USD, hard, outdoor:

Elina Svitolina (UKR) 
1R: CoCo VANDEWEGHE (USA) 6-3 6-4
2R: Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) [8] 7-6(5) 6-4 
QF: Garbine MUGURUZA (ESP) [1] 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
SF: Naomi OSAKA (JAP) 6-1 3-6 2-6

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

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