World No. 42 Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova defeats World No. 6 and 4th seeded Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina to move into the finals of the Women’s Singles at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Marketa, who is playing in the Olympics for the 2nd time in her career went on to defeat the Ukrainian 6-3, 6-1 in 1 hour and 4 minutes in a rampant performance.
Vondrousova despite not hitting a single ace, won 58 points while Svitolina managed 40 in the 2-sets the duo played. Marketa played a disciplined match, making just 9 forced errors and 18 unforced errors while Elina made 14 forced and 29 unforced errors after having had similar service games in the match.
Marketa was also efficient on the net, winning 6/10 points at the net while Elina won 11/26 points she attempted going at the net. Marketa conceded only 1 break-point opportunity for Elina who was successful in winning it, while she conceded 7 break-points of which Vondrousova was able to win 5 of them.
Marketa Vondrousova becomes 3rd Czech player to qualify for the Gold Medal match in tennis
Marketa Vondrousova’s qualification into the finals of the Women’s Singles makes her the 3rd Czech player to have a chance at the Gold Medal in Tennis at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Her compatriots, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova also qualified for the Gold Medal match in Women’s Doubles and will be knowing their opponents for the finals later in the day.
As for Svitolina, she now qualifies for the Bronze Medal match where she will be facing Kazakstan’s Elena Rybakina who was defeated by Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in the 1st semi-final of Women’s Singles.
Marketa Vondrousova is set to become the 2nd Czech Republic woman to win an Olympic medal as she moves into the Gold Medal match. Petra Kvitova became the first woman to win an Olympic medal when she won the Bronze Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Marketa stands the chance to become the first-ever Czech woman to win an Olympics Gold if she is able to defeat Bencic in the finals.