Saint-Malo Open: Svitolina’s comeback building as she reaches quarter-finals

Elina Svitolina edged out Ysaline Bonaventure 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday to record back-to-back wins for the first time since becoming a mother

Elina Svitolina clay 2023 Zuna/Panoramic
L'Open 35 de Saint Malo •Round of 16 • completed
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Ukrainian wildcard Elina Svitolina edged out Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure, the No 4 seed, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to advance to the last eight of the Saint-Malo Open at the Parc des sports de Marville on Wednesday afternoon.

Elina Svitolina will face the winner of the match between Frenchwoman Leolia Jeanjean and Italian Lucia Bronzetti, the No 5 seed, next.

The Ukrainian won against Greek Despina Papamichail (7-5, 6-1) ahead of her victory.

In the previous round of the Saint-Malo tournament, Bonaventure, ranked No 84, defeated French wildcard Selena Janicijevic (6-4, 6-4).

Saint-Malo WTA 125K Series, other last 16 results (Parc des sports de Marville, clay, EUR 100.000, most recent results first):

  • Jodie Burrage vs. Greet Minnen
  • Emma Navarro vs. Amandine Hesse
  • Jessika Ponchet vs. Diane Parry
  • Sloane Stephens vs. Freya Christie
  • Leolia Jeanjean vs. Lucia Bronzetti
  • Magdalena Frech vs. Elsa Jacquemot
  • Katie Volynets beat Maryna Zanevska (3): 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

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