Elina Svitolina is excited to clash again with the former world number one.
Elina Svitolina, who is set to meet Caroline Wozniacki in the first round of Cincinnati, previewed the match against her opponent.”I said I want to play one day against Caroline because we had big battles in the past. And here I am playing against her.
So, it’s going to be exciting and it’s going to be a big battle, that’s for sure,” Svitolina said during an interview in Cincinnati.In their past head-to-head matches, Svitolina won 4 times while Wozniacki did it only once.
It to be noted that all their meetings took place on hard courts.In Montreal, none of the two players impressed. Svitolina bowed down in the first round to Danielle Collins while Wozniacki made it to the second round, where she got defeated by Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova.
Svitolina got inspired by Wozniacki’s post-pregnancy return
During a press conference in Montreal, Elina Svitolina shared her thoughts on Caroline Wozniacki’s return to professional tennis.
“Yeah, I have a lot of respect for Caroline to come back after two.It’s really a big challenge, and she’s a great fighter. I was not extremely surprised by her coming back because I feel like she wants to try again to accept this challenge for her personally, and I think it’s a great one.
Yeah, it’s great that there is some girls after giving birth coming back. I think it takes a lot of strength and a lot of hard work to come back. Not only to be playing on tour, but also to the same level where you’ve been before.
So, yeah, it’s great. It shows, I think, also how women are — how strong we are, and I hope that more girls also can believe that this is possible and then can also have a career after the baby,” Svitolina said.