The two players make their appearance on the Arthur-Ashe court where the roof has been installed.
The two players will face each other for the 10th time. Svitolina leads 5-4 and won the last clash at the Masters 2019 (7-5, 6-3). Halep had won the previous two in 2019 in the semi-finals at Wimbledon (6-1, 6-3) and the semi-finals in Doha (6-3, 3-6, 6-4).
Ivashka successively dominated Giorgi (6-4, 7-6), Kucova (6-3, 6-1) and Rybakina (7-6, 4-6, 6-3).
To reach the round of 16, Gaël Monfils’ wife, eliminated yesterday by Jannik Sinner, successively eliminated Marino (6-2, 6-3), Masarova (6-2, 7-5) then Kasatkina (6-4, 6-2).
It is one of the most beautiful posters of the round of 16 for women. Svitolina (26) is in good shape and is seeking a first Grand Slam while Halep (29) returns to a very good level.
Hello and welcome to everyone on our site to follow live commentary on the round of 16 match of the US Open 2021 women’s draw between the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (5th in the world) and the Romanian Simona Halep (13th).