Elina Svitolina dumps out Caroline Wozniacki as she secures semi-final ticket

Elina Svitolina pumped up

Elina Svitolina made it three wins from three matches at the 2018 WTA Finals as she beat defending champion Caroline Woznacki to book her place in the semi-finals.

The Ukrainian came into the match on the back of wins over Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova while Wozniacki only managed to beat Kvitova in her two matches.

With Pliskova defeating Kvitova earlier in the day, it meant Wozniacki had to win in straight sets to advance and she started well, but the world No 7 stormed back to win 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in two hours and 35 minutes.

After trading the first two sets, it was Svitolina who edged ahead as she claimed the crucial break in game eight to give herself the opportunity to serve for the match.

Wozniacki, though, went down with a fight as she found herself 0-40 up, but she couldn’t get the break back and Svitolina got the job done on her second match point.

The 24-year-old joins Pliskova as the semi-finalists from the White Group while their opponents from the Red Group will only be decided on Friday.

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