Svitolina 'Sincere apology' issued to tennis star after she posts frustrated tweet

"Serena dominated for a long time, but we are in a different time now."

Oct.25 - SportLand: Elina Svitolina has been issued with a sincere apology after a mistranslation in an interview at the WTA Finals. According to Express, Svitolina, 23, spoke about the race to finish world no.1 this week - one in which seven different players can win. On it, she said: "Serena Williams was very consistent and that was No.1 for a long time. But at the same time, it's very Interesting for the competition that there are so many players able to be No.1.  "Serena dominated for a long time, but we are in a different time now." It led to a tennis news website to tweet a link to an article, entitled: "Elina Svitolina: 'Serena Williams dominated, but we are in a different era'."

Although the tweet left Svitolina annoyed. She replied to it with two frustrated emojis while writing: "???  Definitely didn’t say anything about era." It prompted an apology which read: "TennisWorldUSA would like to sincerely apologize with Elina Svitolina for the inaccurate translation of her words, which have led to a misleading interpretation of the article."

Svitolina lost 6-2 6-0 to Caroline Wozniacki in her opening round robin game. The Ukrainian needs to beat Caroline Garcia to keep her semi-final dreams alive.