Elina Svitolina grew to become Ukraine’s first Olympic medallist in tennis on Saturday, securing bronze by coming from a set and a break all the way down to beat Kazakh Elena Rybakina. The 26-year-old, who obtained married to French participant Gael Monfils shortly earlier than the Tokyo Games, received the bronze-medal contest 1-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 after virtually two-and-a-half hours on court docket. Svitolina, a former world quantity three, got here via a prolonged last recreation to win on her seventh match level.
She had trailed 4-1 within the deciding set however reeled off 5 video games in a row to grab the victory.
Marketa Vondrousova, who beat Svitolina within the semi-finals and residential favorite Naomi Osaka within the third spherical, takes on Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic within the last afterward Saturday.
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