Svitolina reaches US Open second round

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World number four Elina Svitolina has won five WTA singles titles this year
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Fourth seed Elina Svitolina overcame a scare to beat world number 42 Katerina Siniakova in the US Open first round.

The Ukrainian fought back from a disappointing second set to win 6-0 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Svitolina had been in control of the match before rain intervened on Tuesday, and she struggled for rhythm when play restarted on Wednesday.

“Today was a little bit of a mess in my head and it was very tough to keep the focus,” she told Eurosport.

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