US Open 2019: Johanna Konta loses to Elina Svitolina in quarter-finals

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26 de novembro de 2019
US Open 2019: Johanna Konta loses to Elina Svitolina in quarter-finals
26 de novembro de 2019

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta loses to Elina Svitolina in quarter-finals

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From Jonathan Jurejko
BBC Sport in Flushing Meadows
After Ukrainian fifth eyebrow Elina Svitolina wore down her british number one Johanna Konta missed out to the usa Open semi-finals.
Konta, 28, was not able to impose herself in a defeat on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The seed, aiming to complete the record of major looks, was forced into mistakes by 24-year-old Svitolinaretrieving.
She saved two match points before Svitolina.
Svitolina, the highest seed left in the attraction , will perform with China’s Wang Qiang in the previous four or American 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.
Konta was the very first British woman to reach the US Open quarter-finals since Jo Durie in 1983, but couldn’t match her feat by going one step.
Svitolina, who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals and won the WTA Tour Finals this past year, is one of the in the game of the women and her ability proved the downfall of Konta.
It led to Konta attempting to force the points with her competitive returns, leading to 35 unforced errors – and 20 more pressured by her opponent – outweighing 24 winners.
Konta had come with dropped all four of my meetings with Svitolina.
The Ukrainian, coached by Englishman Andy Bettles and established in London, broke to get a 3-2 lead before allowing Konta leaving the entire world number five hammering a ball into the court in anger in allowing the benefit disappear.
As three backhand winners snatched the momentum straight back, to the frustration of the box, which included by British celebrity Tom Hiddleston of Konta that soon subsided, however.
Svitolina was given another chance which was shot when the Briton pushed a backhand past the baseline by a long yield although konta, playing her third successive Grand Slam quarter-final, saved a set point.
Konta’s service match has been the bedrock of her achievement in New York, yet another function which afforded just 48 percent of factors that are winning disappointed her.
Remarkably, the second group followed exactly the exact same routine as the opener since the set again traded three breaks of serve at Svitolina’s favour for a 4-3 lead.
Konta double fault of the match indicated her rising anxiety as Svitolina threatened to end the game on the Briton’s serve, a forehand.
Another overcooked backhand out of Konta brought another opportunity up, but the Briton dug deep into prolong the match with three precise serves which Svitolina had no response.
Konta, that valiantly played unsettle and to try her competitor, had proved she could harm Svitolina’s function.
If it mattered 11, But she could not break.
A winner from Svitolina, greeted with a boost of both arms along with a huge roar to urge sound brought a game point and she sealed success once Konta went.
That brought yet the following crazy celebration from Svitolina towards boyfriend and her team Gael Monfils, who will aim to achieve the last four of the men’s singles .
BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller
Johanna Konta had the chance to finish a full pair of Grand Slam appearances, but that was not her Wimbledon quarter-final overcome by Barbara Strycova’s dreadful disappointment.
Konta was conquered by a world number five who’s yet to lose a set in the championships. Svitolina was only a little more consistent, and somewhat sharper during the match.
She made only 13 errors, and so is putting the pieces in place to make her a Grand Slam winner. Svitolina’s function is considerably improved, and her optimism buoyed by winning last year’s WTA Championships.
This season-ending event is Konta’s goal. She will probably be in 11th place in the annual race to qualify for the area in Shenzhen and is very likely to climb in the world ranks to 11.
So, she is in striking distance, but will have to play exceptionally well in Wuhan and Beijing – the two big-money WTA events coming up in China over the following month.
Tennis trainer Judy Murray on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra comment
That has been a masterclass in consistency, court coverage, resilience.
Svitolina functioned she fought quietly. I don’t believe Jo played she simply did not have the consistency to break down Svitolina.
Svitolina was only that bit better overall.
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