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Singapore | Svitolina sends Halep home

Singapore | Svitolina sends Halep home
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The World No 1 met her match on Day 6 of BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, and crashed out of the tournament.

Elina Svitolina shocked Simona Halep on Friday in straight sets, handing her friend, Caroline Garcia, a place in the semi finals on Saturday.

Svitolina, the World No 4 from Ukraine, was already eliminated after losing her first two matches but she took Halep down with her as she won 6-3 6-4 in 71 minutes.

Halep needed a victory to keep her campaign alive but the Romanian struggled to click into gear against a relaxed Svitolina at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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Barbara Wancke

Barbara Wancke is a Tennis Threads Tennis Correspondent who has been involved in the sport for over 40 years, not only as a former player, umpire and coach but primarily as an administrator and tennis writer contributing over the years to Lawn Tennis, Tennis World, and Tennis Today. She has worked with the Dunlop Sports Co, IMG and at the ITF as Director of Women’s Tennis, responsible, amongst other things, for the running of the Federation Cup (now Fed Cup), and acting as Technical Director for tennis at the Seoul Olympics (1988). She subsequently set up her own tennis consultancy Tennis Interlink and was elected to the Board of the TIA UK where she became the Executive Administrator and Executive Vice President until she stood down in July 2014 and is currently an Honorary Vice President.

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