Tokyo Olympics: Marketa Vondrousova sets Olympic final with Belinda Bencic, defeats Elina Svitolina in semis- Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic defeated top seed Elina Svitolina on Thursday to enter the finals of the Tokyo Games. She will face off Belinda Bencic in the final as she aims to lay her hands on the Golden Slam.
Svitolina was the highest-ranked player left in the draw after shock early exits for Naomi Osaka, beaten by Vondrousova, and Ashleigh Barty, but crashed to a 6-3, 6-1 defeat.
Tokyo Olympics: Marketa Vondrousova sets Olympic final with Belinda Bencic, defeats Elina Svitolina in semis
Vondrousova, the 2019 French Open runner-up, will take on Switzerland’s Bencic for the title on Saturday.
The Czech left-hander won the pair’s only previous meeting in Miami earlier this year.
Svitolina, hoping to become Ukraine’s first tennis Olympic medallist, will face Kazakh Elena Rybakina in the bronze-medal match.
Meanwhile, World No.1 Tennis player Novak Djokovic on Thursday defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori in straight sets to enter the semifinals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. He completely dominated the match with 6-2 and 6-0 to continue his ruthlessness in top-flight tennis in 2021. He is chasing a golden slam having never won at Olympic singles. His previous best is winning a bronze medal in 2008 at the Olympics. Djokovic will next face either Alexander Zverev or Jeremy Chardy in the semis.
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