In the second semifinal match of the WTA-500 tournament in Eastbourne, Elena Ostapenko played against Elena Rybakina. Both tennis players show quality play in this tournament. Ostapenko was able to outplay such strong rivals as Pavlyuchenkova, Jaber and Kasatkina. Rybakin was stronger than Dart, Svitolina and Sevastova. Apparently, there will be a stubborn struggle, which will not be limited to 20 games.
Review of the first set of the semifinal match of the WTA-500 tournament in Eastbourne: Elena Ostapenko - Elena Rybakina
Rybakina was the first to enter the pitch. Ostapenko immediately realized the break point. In the second game, she already wins her serve and increases her advantage. In game 3, Ostapenko realized the second break point. Score: 3 - 0. In the 4th game Rybakina was able to realize a break and reduced the gap in the score (3 - 1). The representative of Kazakhstan wins the 5th game on her serve. Score: 3 - 2. In the 6th game Ostapenko was leading 40 - 30. Rybakina equalized the score. As a result, Rybakina implements the second break. She compares the score: 3 - 3.
In the 7th game, Ostapenko, after a few “straight”, realized a break-point. She took the lead: 4 - 3. In the 8th game, Ostapenko wins his serve. In the 9th game. To the ambassador of the set points won back, Rybakina realized her serve. Score: 5 - 4. Ostapenko went to serve on the set. She wins 10 games. First set result: 6 - 4.
Review of the second set of the semifinal match of the WTA-500 tournament in Eastbourne: Elena Ostapenko - Elena Rybakina
After the first 4 games the score was identical to that in the first set: 3 - 1. Ostapenko continues to build up pressure. She wins her serve and implements another break. Thus, brings the score to 5 - 1. She confidently wins the 7th game. Set score: 6 - 1. Result of the match of the WTA-500 tournament in Eastbourne: 2 - 0 (6 - 4 and 6 - 1).
Thus, Rybakina was unable to offer Ostapenko a worthy resistance. The representative of Latvia, 43rd racket of the world, confidently beats 21st Elena Rybakina. Ostapenko reaches the final, where he will play against Anette Kontaveit. Rybakina, thanks to reaching the semifinals of the tournament, was able to move up one line in the ranking. Now she is in 20th place in the world.