Elina Svitolina v Ekaterina Makarova Live
For the third time this season, world no. 13 Ekaterina Makarova of Russia will take on the world no. 17 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, in the third round of the US Open 2015 on Friday afternoon.
Their last two encounters have been won by Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets. They first met in WTA Sydney, where the Russian won 7-6(1), 6-2. A few months later, they once again crossed paths in the Miami Masters, where the 13th seed sailed to a comfortable victory once more. However, it may be a difficult for Ekaterina Makarova to repeat the same feat again, considering that her opponent is in an excellent form. Elina Svitolina had a brilliant run in the US Open series, having reached the semifinal in Cincinnati and Stanford. At the Flushing Meadows too, she is playing quite well, and is yet to drop a set. As for the Russian’s form, she hasn’t had an eventful run in the season since the Australian Open. She did reach the final four in Washington DC, but lost in the second round of Rogers Cup.
This match is definitely going to be an interesting one to watch, and while it is too close to call, Elina Svitolina can certainly go the distance here.
Tags: Ekaterina Makarova, Elina Svitolina, US Open
Posted: 4th September 2015
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