No. 4 Svitolina into Australian Open quarterfinals – media
Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina started her fourth-round match just before midnight Sunday at the Australian Open and was finished within an hour, beating Czech qualifier Denisa Allertova 6-3, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals here for the first time, according to Daily Mail Online.
"Svitolina was ruthless in the second set, conceding only eight points in the first five games. Even when Allertova at game point at 40-0 in the last, Svitolina went on a five-point roll and closed it out with a backhand winner down the line," Daily Mail Online reported.
Read alsoBBC: Svitolina beats 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk in third round at Australian OpenThe result extended her winning to nine matches, including a run to the title at the Brisbane International two weeks ago.
Svitolina's next match is against Elise Mertens, who is on a winning streak following a title run in Hobart last week and is into the quarterfinals on debut at the Australian Open.