Elina Svitolina paired with Alexander Dolgopolov (Kiyv) lost the final of the Tennis Hopman Cup.
After the victory in one of two preliminary groups of the tournament, which was held in the Australian Perth, Ukrainian team met in the decisive match with a “green” Australian team. There also was a “gold” home team in the tournament, which, by the way, Svitolina and Dolgopolov beat in group with a score 2:1.
In the first final meeting the Kharkiven lost in two games to Daria Gavrilova with a score 4:6, 6:7 (6:8). Dolgopolov could align the match but he climbed down to his rival, losing to Nick Kirgiosu with a score 3:6, 4:6. As a result, the Ukrainian team was defeated with a total score of 0:2. The team of Australia won the Hopman Cup for the first time since 1999.
Today, on Monday, January 11th, Elina Svitolina after preseason workouts in Perth begins her performances in the tournament Apia International Sydney WTA Premier Series with a prize fund of $ 753,000. In the first round the Kharkiven will meet with a German Angelique Kerber.
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