Paris, France, Roland Garros, 36 000 000 euro, clay, outdoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL) ?-?; 1R: Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Yaroslava SHVEDOVA (KAZ) ?-?;- 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) ?-?;  1QR, Ons JABEUR (TUN) - Misa EGUCHI (JPN) 6-1 6-2, 2QR: Victoria KAMENSKAYA (RUS) 7-6(2) 6-1, Qualifying Final: Miyu KATO (JPN) 3-6 6-3 4-6; Main Draw, 1R: Ana BOGDAN (ROU) ?-?; 1QR, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Conny PERRIN (SUI) 6-2 4-6 6-3, 2QR: Ipek SOYLU (TUR) 7-6(4) 2-6 6-3, Qualifying Final: Aleksandra KRUNIC (SRB) 3-6 6-3 6-3, Main Draw, 1R: Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) ?-?; 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Ivana JOROVIC (SRB) 7-6(4) 6-0, 2QR: Alexandra PANOVA (RUS) 7-5 5-7 7-6(3), Qualifying Final: Marketa VONDROUSOVA (CZE) 1-6 4-6; 1QR, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Destanee AIAVA (AUS) 7-6(5), 6-1, 2QR: Miyu KATO (JPN) 1-6 2-6; 1QR, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Elias YMER (SWE) 6-3 3-6 4-6, 1QR, Vaclav SAFRANEK (CZE) - Denis KUDLA (USA) 4-6 1-6; Mestre, Italy, ATP challenger, 43 000 euro + H, clay, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Julian KNOWLE (AUT) - Sander GILLE/Joran VLIEGEN (BEL) 3-6 6-4 12-10, QF: Isak ARVIDSSON (SWE) / Max SCHNUR (USA) 6-3 6-4, SF: Sekou BANGOURA (USA)/Ben MCLACHLAN (NZL) 4-6 6-1 10-6, F: Ken Skupski, Neil Skupski (GBR) 7-5 4-6 5-10; Shymkent, Kazakhstan, ATP challenger, 50 000 USD + H, clay, outdoor: 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK-CASTILLO/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) -  Ivan GAKHOV/Alexey VATUTIN (RUS) 6-1 6-2, QF: Andrey GOLUBEV/Aleksandr NEDOVYESOV (KAZ) 6-2 7-6 (9), SF: Konstantin KRAVCHUK (RUS)/ Denis MOLCHANOV (UKR) 7-6(3) 4-6 10-8, F: Clement GEENS (BEL)/Juan Pablo PAZ (ARG) 6-4 6-2 DOUBLES TITLE!!!; Hammamet, Tunisia, ITF Womens Circuit, Hammamet Open, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Vinciane REMY (FRA) 6-1 2-0, Remy retired, 2R: Dalila SPITERI (ITA) 2-6 5-7; Doubles, 1R, MIHALIKOVA/ Naiktha BAINS (AUS) - BYE, QF: Margaux BOVY (BEL) / Anna Maria PROCACCI (ITA) 6-0 6-1, SF: Nathaly KURATA (BRA) / Eduarda PIAI (BRA) [4] 6-3 6-1, F: Francesca BULLANI / VERONICA NAPOLITANO (ITA) ?-?; Most, Czech Republic, ITF Futures, CZE F2, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vadym URSU (UKR) - Jan MERTL (CZE) 1-6 4-6; Balatonalmadi, Hungary, ITF Futures, XIXO Open Balatonalmadi, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Gabor BORSOS (HUN) 1-6 1-6; 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) - Bogdan PAVEL (ROU) 7-6(6) 6-3, 2R: Nicolas MEJIA (COL) 4-6 6-4 5-7; Doubles, 1R, DUBRIVNYY/Jurij RODIONOV (AUT) [3] - Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA) / Lorenzo ROTTOLI (ITA) 6-2 6-2, 2R: Alexandre ROTSAERT (USA) / Sangeet SRIDHAR (USA) 4-6 7-5 [10-5], QF: Naoki TAJIMA (JPN) / Alexey ZAKHAROV (RUS) 6-4 5-7 [8-10];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: Anastasia IAMACHKINE (PER) [6] 6-1 2-6 3-6.

Paris, France, Roland Garros, 36 000 000 euro, clay, outdoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL) ?-?; 1R: Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Yaroslava SHVEDOVA (KAZ) ?-?;- 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) ?-?;  1QR, Ons JABEUR (TUN) - Misa EGUCHI (JPN) 6-1 6-2, 2QR: Victoria KAMENSKAYA (RUS) 7-6(2) 6-1, Qualifying Final: Miyu KATO (JPN) 3-6 6-3 4-6; Main Draw, 1R: Ana BOGDAN (ROU) ?-?; 1QR, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Conny PERRIN (SUI) 6-2 4-6 6-3, 2QR: Ipek SOYLU (TUR) 7-6(4) 2-6 6-3, Qualifying Final: Aleksandra KRUNIC (SRB) 3-6 6-3 6-3, Main Draw, 1R: Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) ?-?; 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Ivana JOROVIC (SRB) 7-6(4) 6-0, 2QR: Alexandra PANOVA (RUS) 7-5 5-7 7-6(3), Qualifying Final: Marketa VONDROUSOVA (CZE) 1-6 4-6; 1QR, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Destanee AIAVA (AUS) 7-6(5), 6-1, 2QR: Miyu KATO (JPN) 1-6 2-6; 1QR, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Elias YMER (SWE) 6-3 3-6 4-6, 1QR, Vaclav SAFRANEK (CZE) - Denis KUDLA (USA) 4-6 1-6; Mestre, Italy, ATP challenger, 43 000 euro + H, clay, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Julian KNOWLE (AUT) - Sander GILLE/Joran VLIEGEN (BEL) 3-6 6-4 12-10, QF: Isak ARVIDSSON (SWE) / Max SCHNUR (USA) 6-3 6-4, SF: Sekou BANGOURA (USA)/Ben MCLACHLAN (NZL) 4-6 6-1 10-6, F: Ken Skupski, Neil Skupski (GBR) 7-5 4-6 5-10; Shymkent, Kazakhstan, ATP challenger, 50 000 USD + H, clay, outdoor: 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK-CASTILLO/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) -  Ivan GAKHOV/Alexey VATUTIN (RUS) 6-1 6-2, QF: Andrey GOLUBEV/Aleksandr NEDOVYESOV (KAZ) 6-2 7-6 (9), SF: Konstantin KRAVCHUK (RUS)/ Denis MOLCHANOV (UKR) 7-6(3) 4-6 10-8, F: Clement GEENS (BEL)/Juan Pablo PAZ (ARG) 6-4 6-2 DOUBLES TITLE!!!; Hammamet, Tunisia, ITF Womens Circuit, Hammamet Open, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Vinciane REMY (FRA) 6-1 2-0, Remy retired, 2R: Dalila SPITERI (ITA) 2-6 5-7; Doubles, 1R, MIHALIKOVA/ Naiktha BAINS (AUS) - BYE, QF: Margaux BOVY (BEL) / Anna Maria PROCACCI (ITA) 6-0 6-1, SF: Nathaly KURATA (BRA) / Eduarda PIAI (BRA) [4] 6-3 6-1, F: Francesca BULLANI / VERONICA NAPOLITANO (ITA) ?-?; Most, Czech Republic, ITF Futures, CZE F2, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vadym URSU (UKR) - Jan MERTL (CZE) 1-6 4-6; Balatonalmadi, Hungary, ITF Futures, XIXO Open Balatonalmadi, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Gabor BORSOS (HUN) 1-6 1-6; 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) - Bogdan PAVEL (ROU) 7-6(6) 6-3, 2R: Nicolas MEJIA (COL) 4-6 6-4 5-7; Doubles, 1R, DUBRIVNYY/Jurij RODIONOV (AUT) [3] - Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA) / Lorenzo ROTTOLI (ITA) 6-2 6-2, 2R: Alexandre ROTSAERT (USA) / Sangeet SRIDHAR (USA) 4-6 7-5 [10-5], QF: Naoki TAJIMA (JPN) / Alexey ZAKHAROV (RUS) 6-4 5-7 [8-10];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: Anastasia IAMACHKINE (PER) [6] 6-1 2-6 3-6.

Svitolina stuns Kerber to reach China Open quarter-finals, she lost in the semis

Elina Svitolina from EMPIRE Tennis Academy continued her impressive end to the season by upsetting World No. 1 Angelique Kerber in the third round of the China Open.

Elina Svitolina stayed calm in the face of adversity to secure a surprise 6-3 7-5 win over German world number one Angelique Kerber as the Ukrainian advanced to the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing on Thursday. The 16th-seed saved nine of 10 break points in the opening set, six of them coming in a topsy-turvy ninth game, before unleashing a forehand winner past the stranded Australian and U.S. Open champion to seize the first set after 45 minutes.
Elina Svitolina, who stunned former world number one Serena Williams at the Rio Olympics, rallied from an early loss of serve in the second set to break Kerber twice more on her way to a fourth win against a top-10 opponent in 2016."I was just trying to be really focused on every ball, and of course try to win," Svitolina said in her on-court interview. "I was trying to think about my next step, what I should try to do," Svitolina added. "I tried to make my first serve and concentrated on the next shot, but still I was a little bit shaky!"

The 22-year-old Ukrainian faced then Australian Daria Gavrilova, who beat Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-3, in the last eight. Svitolina won again 7-6(3), 6-1 and she played in the singles semi-finals when she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland 6-7(3), 3-6.

Source: Reuters, wtatennis.com

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