At the start of Wimbledon-2023, Svitolina defeated the legendary American, who made a demarche after the match
The famous Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina had a confident start at the British Open Championship Wimbledon-2023. Our compatriot outplayed the legendary American Venus Williams, who has won the super-tournament in London five times in her career.
It took two games for the Odesa native player to defeat the former first racket of the planet with 6:4, 6:3. It took Svitolina an hour and a half. In that time the Ukrainian had six complete aces, four of eight break points and 28 active draws. Elina had 15 unforced errors.
Interestingly, after the fight, Williams refused to shake hands with the chair umpire, believing that he had made a number of wrong decisions. In addition, the American was playing with a knee injury.
The next opponent of the Ukrainian tennis player will be 28th seeded Elise Mertens from Belgium. She beat Slovak Victoria Hrunchakova with 7:6, 6:2.
Svitolina faced the Belgian five times. Three times our compatriot won, and twice was stronger than Mertens.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the first racket of the world Iga Swiatek supported the idea of the organizers of Wimbledon-2023, which encourage tennis players to speak out about the war in Ukraine.