Mayr-Achleitner upsets Svitolina in Marrakech

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

Wikimedia Commons

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP)—Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria surprised second-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR on Tuesday.

The veteran Mayr-Achleitner broke Svitolina three times in the final set.

Svitolina hit seven double faults and blew a 5-2 lead in the first set. The Ukrainian teenager then broke for a 5-3 lead in the next set to even the match.

The fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain also advanced to the second round as she did not face any break points in her 6-2, 6-2 win over Julia Glushko of Israel.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

WTA Rankings Update: Who's trending up as the season winds down?

Maria Sharapova, Jennifer Brady and Johanna Larsson all saw their rankings improve. 

Sharapova, Puig heading to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief

The two of them will be distributing portable stoves, medicine and other supplies.

Johanna Konta splits from coach, cuts 2017 season short

The 10th-ranked Konta withdrew from the last two tournaments because of a foot injury.