Ukrainian tennis player Kateryna Kozlova and Ekaterina Bondarenko synchronously reached the 1/4 finals in the tournament WTA International in Tashkent.
Kozlova in the second round, defeated eighth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova. In the first set, the Ukrainian made two breaks, and on his serve and lost only four goals. In the second set Alexandrova led 2:0, which did not bother Kozlova – Ekaterina has issued a series of five winning games in a row and booked a place in the quarter-finals.
In the match against Alexandrova Kozlova has won 77% of points on his serve. On the reception of the third racket of Ukraine has implemented 4 of the 11 break points.
Ekaterina Aleksandrova (Russia, 8) – Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) – 2:6, 3:6
Bondarenko on the way to the quarter-finals in their debut season was the 68th player in the world from Japan’s Nao hibino. To win over the seventh racket of Tashkent Bondarenko spent a little more than one and a half hours.
The first set Ukrainka took over the account late break in the tenth game. During the second party Bondarenko led 5:1, but allowed hibino to equalise. In the 12th game of Ekaterina with the third match ball has put the squeeze on the Japanese.
In the match against hibino Bondarenko sold 6 of the 10 break points, four missed his serve, made four ACE and served five double faults.
Ekaterina Bondarenko (Ukraine) – Nao Hibino (Japan, 7) – 6:4, 7:5
In the quarterfinals of the “Tashkent Open” Ekaterina Kozlova will play against the winner of the match between Arina Sobolenko (Belarus) and Tatjana Maria (Germany, 3) and Kateryna Bondarenko will meet with Kristina Pliskova (Czechia, 1) or Kurumi Nara (Japan).
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