Fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine will take on Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open on Tuesday, March 30. Get the live streaming options of this Elina Svitolina v Anastasija Sevastova match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Elina Svitolina v Anastasija Sevastova Head to Head
Svitolina leads 2-1 head to head.
The Ukrainian won their first battle in Cali in 2013 and the last one in Beijing in 2019. Sevastova won at the U.S. Open in 2018. The last two of those matches were three-set affairs.
Svitolina Rebounds To Down Kvitova
Elina Svitolina fought back from a set down for a second time in this tournament to enter the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.
Just like her Round of 64 match against Shelby Rogers, Svitolina lost the first set against Petra Kvitova in the Round of 16 on Monday, but turned it around remarkably to enter her second quarterfinal in Miami, having reached that far in 2018.
The 2018 WTA Finals champion, who was outplayed by the Czech in the first set, tightened her game in the next two and even though the two-time Wimbledon champion had slightly better numbers, Svitolina won 2-6, 7-5, 7-5 in two hours and 22 minutes.
One of the most resilient players on the tour, the Ukrainian, ranked No. 5 in the world, had needed two hours and 29 minutes to beat Rogers 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the Round of 64.
She had a relatively easy third round, beating Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in an hour and 37 minutes.
A 15-time champion on the WTA tour, the 26-year-old Svitolina came into the tournament with a 9-5 record this year.
The Ukrainian, who won titles in Monterrey and Strasbourg last year, reached three quarterfinals in Abu Dhabi, Melbourne-2 and Doha this season. She was knocked out by Jessica Pegula in the fourth round of the Australian Open and handed a shock Round of 32 defeat by Svetlana Kuznetsova in Dubai.
Sevastova Ends Konjuh’s Run
Facing Svitolina in the quarterfinal will be World No. 57 Anastasija Sevastova, who knocked out a resurgent Ana Konjuh of Croatia in the Round of 16 on Monday.
The Latvian saved 10 of 14 break points and converted eight of 16 to beat the Croatian 6-1, 7-5 in an hour and 44 minutes.
This will be the second quarterfinal for Sevastova this year, after she reached the last eight in Adelaide, losing to Jil Teichmann in a close three-setter.
Monday’s win, improved the 30-year-old to 7-6 this year. Having come into the tournament with a 4-6 record, Sevastova ousted Serbia’s Olga Danilovic 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) in a two-hour-and-23-minute first-round contest.
The four-time WTA winner then fought back from a set down to defeat the United States’ Cori Gauff 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round to set-up a tough third round clash with third seed Simona Halep. But the Romanian
withdrew from the competition due to a right shoulder injury, allowing the 2018 U.S. Open semifinalist to move into the fourth round in Miami for the first time.
The former World No. 11, who had a woeful 2020 season, losing 10 of her 12 matches, has looked solid in Miami and will aim for a first semifinal berth since winning the Baltic Open in July 2019.
Svitolina v Sevastova Prediction and Tip
Svitolina will be the favourite to win the contest. However, she will be wary of Sevastova’s current form. This should be a good contest and can go the distance.
Tip: Three sets in the match: 6/4 (bet365)