Drafting sports, Nov 2 (EFE) .- The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina defeated the Swiss Belinda Bencic 5-7, 6-3, 4-1 and abandoned due to injury, and qualified for the second consecutive year for the last game of the WTA finals that this season are held in Shenzhen (China) where he will defend the title.
A physical problem of Bencic, with cramps in the right leg, ended up precipitating the victory of the Ukrainian player in an hour and 50 minutes. Svitolina will face this Sunday in the final with the winner of the match between Australian Ashleigh Barty and Czech Karolina Pliskova.
The withdrawal of Bencic joins that of the Japanese Naomi Osaka (shoulder), the Canadian Bianca Andreescu (knee) and the Dutch Kiki Bertens (virus), all of them during the same week in Shenzhen.RELATED
Svitolina, who won the tournament last year in addition to Brisbane, Dubai and Rome, now has the possibility to open his 2019 account, where his best result has been the semifinals of Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells, Wimbledon and US Open . EFE