St. Petersburg, Russia, ATP 250, ST. PETERSBURG OPEN, $1,248,665, hard, indoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Divij Sharan (IND) - Marcelo DEMOLINER (BRA)/ Matwe MIDDELKOOP (NED) 3-6 6-2 10-5, QF: CARBALLES BAENA (ESP) / MOLTENI Andres (ARG) 7-5 5-7 10-5, SF:  Nikola MEKTIC / Franko SKUGOR (CRO) ?-?; Cairns, Australia, ITF World Tennis Tour, Cairns Tennis International, 25 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) [6] - Isabella BOZICEVIC (AUS) 6-3 6-2, 2R: Emily FANNING (NZL) 6-1 6-1, QF: Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) [2] 3-6 3-6.

St. Petersburg, Russia, ATP 250, ST. PETERSBURG OPEN, $1,248,665, hard, indoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Divij Sharan (IND) - Marcelo DEMOLINER (BRA)/ Matwe MIDDELKOOP (NED) 3-6 6-2 10-5, QF: CARBALLES BAENA (ESP) / MOLTENI Andres (ARG) 7-5 5-7 10-5, SF:  Nikola MEKTIC / Franko SKUGOR (CRO) ?-?; Cairns, Australia, ITF World Tennis Tour, Cairns Tennis International, 25 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) [6] - Isabella BOZICEVIC (AUS) 6-3 6-2, 2R: Emily FANNING (NZL) 6-1 6-1, QF: Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) [2] 3-6 3-6.

Elina Svitolina advanced to the semifinal at WTA Premier tournament in Japan

Ukrainian EMPIRE Tennis Academy member Elina Svitolina played couple of tournaments in Asia. She reached semi-final at USD 1 mil. Toray Pan Pacific Open. 

Elina Svitolina, WTA No. 20 is in good form on her Asian tour. Toray Pan Pacific Open is Premier category event with USD 1 mil. Prize money and is played on hard courts. Elina Svitolina beat American Vandeweghe, Russian Pavlyuchenkova and in quarterfinal number one seed Gabine Muguruza on her way to the semi-final. After 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win over the Spaniard, Svitolina leads the head to head 3:2. 
Svitolina played semi-final against Japanese Naomi Osaka. Russian player lost against Osaka in Australian open Round 2 in two sets 4-6, 4-6. Unfortunately Osaka had the edge also this time, winning the tie 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. 
Elina Svitolina will move up the ranking onto the 18th position in WTA ranking. Her career best ranking remains world No. 14 from March this year. 

Results:
Tokyo, Japan, Toray Pan Pacific Open, WTA Premier, 1 000 000 USD, hard, outdoor:

Elina Svitolina (UKR) 
1R: CoCo VANDEWEGHE (USA) 6-3 6-4
2R: Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) [8] 7-6(5) 6-4 
QF: Garbine MUGURUZA (ESP) [1] 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
SF: Naomi OSAKA (JAP) 6-1 3-6 2-6

Photos by: 
Ivan Kopcani, www.empire-tennis-academy.com

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