Elina Svitolina scored her first-ever win against Venus Williams on Thursday night in emphatic fashion, 6-2, 6-1, to move through to the quarterfinals at the Rogers Cup.
"I was just trying to focus on my game and play one point at a time," Svitolina said on-court. "I was just trying to be there in the right moment, move quick, look for the ball and play as deep as I could to make her feel uncomfortable. I needed to stay calm tonight and just really be focused on each point. I'm very happy that I could win in straight sets."