The fourth racket of Ukraine was successfully launched in the main draw clay tournament category Premier in the United States.
In the first round, “Volvo Car Open” Ekaterina Kozlova met with the 93-th racket of the world Kristina Pliskova. In personal meetings the Ukrainian was defeated with the score 1:2, and in the last two games Kozlova has not won a single set.
At the start of the match, Kozlov bounced back from the account 1:3. In the end the party Catherine took the initiative, but to apply for a set are only at the second attempt.
If in the first batch of players in two made seven breaks in the second set, Kozlov and Pliskova began alternately to win games on his serve.
In the battle of nerves turned out to be stronger Ukrainian – in the ninth game hidden Kozlov earned a match-point and do not miss your chance.
In the match against Pliskova Kozlov has filed 3 ACE, made one double fault, sold 5 of the 12 break points, lost three games on his serve and won 74% of points from the first ball.
Next opponent Ekaterina Kozlova in Charleston will be the tenth world Arina Sobolenko, seeded on tournament at the third number.
Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) – Kristina Pliskova (Czech Republic) – 7:5, 6:4
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