Rybakina Joins Swiatek And Gauff In Roland Garros Quarter-Finals After Another Win

Rybakina Joins Swiatek And Gauff In Roland Garros Quarter-Finals After Another Win

by Zachary Wimer

Elena Rybakina has struggled with Elina Svitolina in the past, but she didn't struggle at the 2024 Roland Garros, beating her in two sets to secure the quarter-final.

The Kazakhstani player was widely considered one of the favorites to win this event behind Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka. Her performances so far have been quite good, and this match wasn't that far behind.

She faced Svitolina, who had given her some trouble in the past, but it didn't really matter in the French capital on Monday. There is an issue in the matchup for Svitolina, and that's a lack of power, which is very obvious when she faces a player like Rybakina.

She had a similar issue last year in Paris against Sabalenka, and it's just not something she has a solution for. Rybakina didn't even open the match that well, spraying a lot of errors, but even so, the Ukrainian player wasn't really able to create any kind of advantage.

Once the world number 4 settled, she kind of took over, winning the opening set 6-4. The second set offered nothing different, as Rybakina was playing fairly well, which allowed her to keep the match under her control.

An early break in the second set helped with that, and from there, it was a relatively peaceful cruise to the finish line. The final score was 6-4, 6-3 for the Kazakhstani, who joined Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff in the quarter-finals of the season's second major.

Those three, along with Sabalenka, are the main favorites for this tournament and have played by far the best tennis this week in Paris.

Elena Rybakina vs Elina Svitolina Match Stats:

Elena Rybakina 6-4, 6-3 Elina Svitolina
5 Aces 5
1 Double Faults 3
54% First Serve % 63%
77% (20/26) Points Won After First Serve % 61% (23/38)
50% (11/22) Points Won After Second Serve % 36% (8/22)
71% (5/7) Break Point Conversion 67% (2/3)
26 Winners 12
23 Unforced Errors 15


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