No.1 seed Elina Svitolina continued her impressive form in the windy city, beating Elena-Gabriela Ruse of Romania, 6-3, 6-3, to ominously move into the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic quarter-finals.
Svitolina, who won the Chicago Women’s Open just before the US Open in August, took just 108 minutes to dismantle No.98-ranked Ruse.
Svitolina, currently ranked No.6. in the world, won 63 per cent of Ruse’s second-service points and had 16 break points during the match.
“It was a good match today, and I think there were lots of tough games, tough rallies,” Svitolina said.
“In the end, the score was 6-3, 6-3, but it was quite a tough battle.
“It was up-and-down a little bit, but in the end, I think I was quite solid, and was really happy with my movement today. Happy I could win in two sets.”