Svitolina Loses in Final of WTA Tournament
Ashleigh Barty is the new WTA champion
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Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina failed to win the 2019 Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Final Tournament in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, reported Ukrinform.
In the final, Svitolina lost to Ashleigh Barty from Australia in straight sets with a score of 4:6, 3:6.
It was the sixth face-to-face meeting between them with Svitolina having won all previous encounters.
Earlier, the ‘first racket’ of Ukrainian tennis and #8 seed of the Shiseido WTA Finals 2019, Svitolina defeated Belinda Bencic of Switzerland (5-7, 6-3, 4-1).
For the second time in her career, Svitolina played in the final of the Tournament. Last year she defeated American Sloan Stevens in Singapore.
In the WTA rating, Svitolina climbed two positions and finishes 2019 ranked sixth in the world.
The total WTA Finals prize pool in Shenzhen is $14 million.