‘Crazy’ win puts Svitolina into Zhuhai semis


HONG KONG: Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina battled back from behind to beat Carla Suarez Navarro in a “crazy” match at the WTA Elite Trophy Friday, grabbing the last place in the semifinals. The world No.20 narrowly lost a marathon, 80-minute first set but she hit back to win 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-3 and reach the last four in the inaugural tournament in Zhuhai. Svitolina, 21, will play Karolina Pliskova on Saturday, while top seed Venus Williams faces Roberta Vinci in the other semifinals at a purpose-built arena in southern China.



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