Elina Svitolina def Johanna Konta

Stadium Announcer Andy Taylor. US Open 2019. Day 9 Johanna Konta
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[5] Elina Svitolina -05- (UKR) def [16] Johanna Konta -16- (GBR)

Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.

It’s been a hell of a year for Elina Svitolina. Brimming with confidence after winning November’s WTA Finals, she leapt into 2019 with a Quarterfinal run at the Australian Open – her 4th Final-8 appearance at a Slam.

After Semifinal runs in Doha, Dubai and Indian Wells, she reached her first Major Semifinal at Wimbledon. After today’s win over World #16 Jo Konta, make that 2 consecutive Major Semi’s in-a-row.

If the WTA were Twitter, Elina Svitolina would be the trending topic.

Meanwhile Jo Konta leaves New York with her head held high. She’s struggled in New York over the past two years, after reaching the Round of 16 in 2015 and 2016. This was her first US Open Quarterfinal, and third Major Quarterfinal this year | Semifinalist at Roland Garros, Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon.

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Elina Svitolina Quarterfinal Match Recap

NEXT: [8] Serena Williams -08- (USA) vs [5] Elina Svitolina -05- (UKR)

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Quarterfinal Biography | [5] 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 Doha, 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. Competing in her 6th career Grand Slam Quarterfinal, and first here at the US Open – From Ukraine, please welcome the #5 Player in the World, Elina Svitolina.

▲ QF: def [16] Johanna Konta -16- (GBR) 64 64
▲ R4: def [10] 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

Quarterfinal Biography | [16] Johanna Konta -16- (GBR)

On Sunday, this 28-year-old upset World #3 and 2016 Finalist Karolina Pliskova to reach today’s Quarterfinal match…and she has enjoyed a tremendous run over the past 5-months. In Rabat, she reached her 7th WTA Singles Final, then her 8th in Rome. At Roland Garros, she became a Grand Slam Semifinalist for the 3rd time, returned to the WTA’s top-20 for the first time in over a year, then made a run to the Wimbledon Quarterfinals. Ranked as high as World #4, she now owns 3 WTA Singles titles with 21 victories over top-10 opponents. 7-years-ago, as a qualifier, she won her first Grand Slam main draw match right here in New York. Today, she makes her US Open Quarterfinal debut. From Great Britain, please welcome Johanna Konta.

▲ R4: def [3] Karolina Pliskova -03- (CZE) 67(1) 63 75
▲ R3: def [33] Shuai Zhang -34- (CHN) 62 63
▲ R2: def Margarita Gasparyan -61- (RUS) 61 60
▲ R1: def Daria Kasatkina -42- (RUS) 61 46 62

Head to Head

This was the 5th meeting between these two players. Elina Svitolina also won their four previous matches, most recently during last year’s US Open Series in Montreal.