Elina Svitolina -05- (UKR) def  Madison Keys -09- (USA)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
In 3 of the past 9 Majors, Svitolina and Keys have met in the 4th Round. The trend began at the 2017 US Open, where Madison won in three. She then blasted through exhausted qualifier Kai Kanepi to reach her first Grand Slam Final.
This past January, it was Elina’s turn. At the Australian Open, she eliminated Keys in three to reach her 4th career Grand Slam Quarterfinal, where she fell to the eventual champion Naomi Osaka.
Tonight, both played to their strengths and delivered the stat-lines you’d expect. Lots of unforced errors with nearly an equal number of winners for Keys. Consistency and limited unforced errors from Svitolina, always ready to wear down her opponent through precise shot-placement.
The difference maker tonight was Elina’s serve. She didn’t offer Madison a single break opportunity the entire match.
NEXT:  Jo Konta -16- (GBR) vs  Elina Svitolina -05- (UKR)
Round-4 Biography |  Elina Svitolina -05- (UKR)
At 24-years-old, she is the reigning WTA Finals champion and comes into this year’s US Open on the heels of reaching her first Grand Slam Semifinal at Wimbledon. Ranked as high as World #3, she is the first player from Ukraine to crack the WTA’s top-5 – and now owns 13 WTA Singles titles in 15 Finals appearances. A Semifinalist earlier this year in both Dubai and Indian Wells, she owns 6 career wins over World #1’s – including an upset over Serena Williams at the Olympic Games in Rio. Back in Round 4 of the US Open for the 3rd year in-a-row – Form Ukraine, please welcome the #5 Player in the World, Elina Svitolina.
▲ R4: def  Madison Keys -09- (USA) 75 64
▲ R3: def Dayana Yastremska -152- (UKR) 62 60
▲ R2: def Venus Williams -52- (USA) 64 64
▲ R1: def Whitney Osuigwe -109- (USA) 61 75 *17-year-old American
Round-4 Biography |  Madison Keys -09- (USA)
In 2011, as a 16-year-old Wild Card ranked outside the top-400, she won her first career Grand Slam match here at the US Open. 6-years-later – on this very court in 2017 – she reached her first Grand Slam Final. A Semifinalist last year, she returns to New York on-fire again. Just last week, she captured the biggest title of her career at the US Open Series event in Cincinnati – upseting World #4 Simona Halep en-route to the title. It was her 2nd title this year, 5th overall – and with the victory, she broke back into the WTA’s top-10. A proud member of Team USA, she’s a Fed Cup Finalist and reached the Bronze Medal match at the Olympic Games in Rio. From Rock Island, Illinois – Please welcome 2017 US Open Finalist, Madison Keys.
▲ R3: def  Sofia Kenin -20- (USA) 63 75
▲ R2: def Lin Zhu -122- (CHN) 64 61
▲ R1: def Misaki Doi -108- (JPN) 75 60
Head to Head
This was the 4th meeting between these two players, and their second time meeting in the 4th Round of the US open. In 2017, Madison Keys earned a spot in the Quarterfinals. Elina Svitolina won their most recent match in the 4th-Round of this year’s Australian Open.