Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina has beaten ladies no. 1 player – American Serena Williams – in the third round atthe Olympics.
Svitolina won through to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory.
She competently played in the first and second sets, skillfully seizing on Williams’ numerous errors.
BACKGROUND: Svitolina is the winner of seven WTA tournaments (four of them in singles); winner of a junior Grand Slam tournament singles titles (Roland Garros-2010); finalist of the junior Grand Slam tournament singles titles (Wimbledon 2012); finalist of the junior Grand Slam tournament in doubles (Wimbledon 2010); semifinalist of two junior Grand Slam in doubles (Roland Garros-2010 Wimbledon 2012); former first racket of the world in the junior rankings.