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Svitolina ousts Halep to reach US Open quarterfinals

Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Svitolina, coming off a WTA title in Chicago, stretched her...

Ukraine’s fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina defeated two-time major winner Simona Halep at the US Open on Sunday, advancing to her eighth Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Svitolina, coming off a WTA title in Chicago, stretched her win streak to nine matches by dispatching the Romanian 12th seed 6-3, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“Definitely was a great match,” Svitolina said. “I was really excited. I know how big a fighter is Simona. I had to bring my best game. For sure I’m happy with the win.”

Svitolina, who hasn’t dropped a set this week, made her deepest Slam runs to the 2019 US Open and Wimbledon semifinals.

 

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