Ukrainian tennis player Kateryna Kozlova and Ekaterina Bondarenko to reach the second round of the WTA tournament in Tashkent.
Kozlov just 43 minutes defeated 349-th racket of the world from Uzbekistan Akgül Amanmuradova. In each set, the native of Nikolaev made three breaks, and on his serve and did not allow a single break point.
Kozlova won the eighth victory in September and one defeat from Zhang Shuai in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Guangzhou.
Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) — Akgül Amanmuradova (Uzbekistan) — 6:1, 6:0
Bondarenko in Tashkent scored the first victory on the WTA tour since early August, when the Stanford Ukrainian upset the experienced Francesca Schiavone. In two games, the former first racket of the country stopped 131-th racket of the world from Russia Anna Blinkova.
Both sets have been the same scenario – Blinkova early double-break, led 2-0, but Bondarenko quickly returned to the game and to defraud the competitor.
Anna Blinkova (Rus) – Ekaterina Bondarenko (Ukraine) – 3:6, 2:6
For the quarter-finals of the “Tashkent Open” Ekaterina Kozlova will face eighth-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova and Ekaterina Bondarenko will meet with the winner of the match between Irina Khromacheva and Nao hibino.
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