April 13, 2024

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Koff-Svitolina, the “sung” final in New Zealand

Koff-Svitolina, the “sung” final in New Zealand

Coco Koff, the top favorite, and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, Secondly, they will compete in the “Chung” final of the Auckland tournament, a WTA 250 qualifier for the Australian Open, beating Emma Navarro and Chiu Wang respectively.

The American easily dismissed his compatriot 6-3, 6-1. Navarro had no choice, and only in the first set did he show any resistance. Also, his opponent's serve was an insurmountable problem. Goff had ten aces and hit more than 93 percent of her first serve points.

The 19-year-old North American, world number three and winner in Auckland last year, chose to renew his title against a man ten years his senior, knocking him out in the round of 64 in the only clash between the two. of 2021 Australian Open.

The Ukrainian tennis player, who defeated Wang 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, will be playing in her first final since winning the Strasbourg tournament last May. She needed medical attention twice against the Chinese, but was done.

Unlike Koff, who destroyed four of her opponents this week, Svitolina reached the final with considerable wear and tear as she had to spend three hours on court against England's Emma Radukanu and Wang in the round of 32.

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