French Open 2023: Aryna Sabalenka Defeated Elina Svitolina, Advances to Semifinals

Aryna Sabalenka Defeated Elina Svitolina: The world rank number 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reach into semi-final. She beat Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. She beat Elina by 2 straight sets 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals.

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French Open 2023: Aryna Sabalenka Defeated Elina Svitolina

  • Svitolina had refused to shake hands with players from Russia or Belarus due to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
  • Sabalenka faced controversy for avoiding the media after her previous matches due to questions about the war and her country’s involvement.
  • The match started evenly, with no break points in the first eight games.
  • Sabalenka managed to break Svitolina’s serve and win the first set.
  • Svitolina broke Sabalenka’s serve to take a 2-0 lead in the second set, but Sabalenka quickly recovered the break.
  • Sabalenka continued to dominate, breaking Svitolina’s serve again to go up 3-2.
  • Svitolina stayed in the match thanks to Sabalenka’s unforced errors, but Sabalenka was in control throughout.
  • Sabalenka sealed the victory on the second match point with a forehand winner, while Svitolina walked straight to her bench.

Aryna Sabalenka Defeated Elina Svitolina

ElinaSvitolina ArynaSabalenka
4Double faults3
71%First serve %59%
64%Win % on 1st serve64%
50%Win % on 2nd serve82%
1/1First, serve %3/9
0Tiebreaks won0
20Receiving points won35
67Points won76
8Games won12
2Max games won in a row4
6Max points won in a row5
47Service points won41
7Service games won9

French Open 2023: Key Points

  • Sabalenka beats Svitolina in straight sets to reach the French Open semi-finals.
  • The match was highly anticipated due to Svitolina’s decision to refuse to shake hands with players from Russia or Belarus.
  • Sabalenka will face Czech Karolina Muchova in the semi-finals.

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