Svitolina out of Wimbledon, free to cheer on Ukraine in Euro quarters

By: AFP      Published: 08:41 PM, 1 Jul, 2021
Svitolina out of Wimbledon, free to cheer on Ukraine in Euro quarters

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina will be free to watch her compatriots take on England in Saturday's Euro 2020 quarter-final as the third seed crashed out of Wimbledon on Thursday.

The 26-year-old -- a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2019 -- lost 6-3, 6-4 to Poland's Magda Linette in their second round match.

Svitolina had spoken on Wednesday of how the football team "would die on the field" against England but even with that fighting spirit she could do little against her Polish opponent.

Linette moves into the third round for the second successive Championships and plays Wimbledon debutant Spain's Paula Badosa for a place in the last 16.