Svitolina beats Keys, advances to US Open quarter-final

Elina Svitolina. (Reuters pic)

NEW YORK: Fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine advanced to her first US Open quarter-final on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over 2017 runner-up Madison Keys.

Svitolina is the first Ukrainian to reach the last eight at Flushing Meadows since Kateryna Bondarenko in 2009. She will face British 16th seed Johanna Konta for a semi-final place.