Top seed Svitolina moves to Chicago Women's Open final over Peterson
It was a tightly contested semifinal match at the Chicago Women's Open after which Elina Svitolina moved to the final. The number one seed played an inconsistent match but pulled out her best tennis when it mattered the most. It was a great start for Svitolina who smashed Peterson 6-1 in the opening set after some stellar play.
The 2nd set was a gruelling one that lasted well over an hour and it saw Peterson triumph in the tiebreak. The Swedish player came out strong in the 2nd set taking an early 3-1 lead. She threw it away when she served for the match needing to go to the tiebreak to win it.
She proved calm and won it 7-4 forcing a decider set. In it her level dropped off while Svitolina produced some of the best tennis he played all week to take an early 2-0 lead. After that, she maintained the lead with solid overall play adding one more break to close it out with 6-3.
A solid performane by Svitolina who moves to the final where she will either face Cornet or Gracheva. Either way the top seed will be the favourite hoping to capture the title and travel to New York with confidence.