load_file(“/includes/top.html”);load_file(“/includes/navmenu.html”);HOMESPORTSSvitolina eases past Kvitova in WTA FinalsSource:Reuters Published: 2018/10/21 21:53:43load_file(“/includes/article_shareup.html”);Elina Svitolina tore up the form book to open play at the WTA Finals with a brilliant display of serving and retrieving to register a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Petra Kvitova at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.The 24-year-old Ukrainian came into the White Group opener at the eight-woman event on the back of seven straight defeats to the big-­hitting Czech.Svitolina appeared focused and determined to make amends for a lackluster display a year ago when she crashed out of the tournament in the round-robin phase.Both players appeared nervous at the start of the match as they struggled to find their timing on a court playing faster than ever, but Svitolina settled the quickest after dropping her opening service game and ­never looked back.Kvitova, meanwhile, relies on her booming forehand to put pressure on her opponents but the left-handed Czech racked up a plethora of unforced ­errors and double faults to gift the opening set to an ­increasingly-confident Svitolina.The Ukrainian continued to play an error-free brand of no-risk tennis to claim her fifth game in a row to open the ­second set and once she forged her fourth break of the match in the sixth game, the writing was on the wall for her opponent.Kvitova made one final push to get back into the contest but Svitolina held her nerve to close out the match when the Czech, who committed a costly 29 ­unforced errors, sent a lunging backhand into the tramlines.Posted in: TENNIS/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var disqus_shortname = globaltimes; // required: replace example with your forum shortnamevar disqus_identifier = 1123897;/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function () {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = https:// + disqus_shortname +;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by comments powered by Disqusload_file(“/includes/channel_right.html”);load_file(“/includes/footer.html”);$(document).ready(function($){$(“#channel-list .row-content”).each(function(){  if($(this).children().length==1){$(this).children().css(width,100%);}

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