Ukrainian tennis player Kateryna Kozlova broke through in the second round of the tournament on hard courts in Japan category WTA International c prize pool of $250,000.
Kozlov in Hiroshima came with a series of three defeats. After the ignominious departure from the US Open tennis player from Nikolaev in the world ranking dropped to 36 positions and left the top 100.
The first step to return to the elite Kozlov tried to do in the match with Chinese player Zhang Huishuang, which in the current WTA rankings is outside the top 200.
Kozlova from the first minute of the match identified the advantage – Catherine quickly made two breaks in a row, then won two break points and has confidently applied for the party.
In the second set, Kozlov continued to dictate terms – Ukrainian with a break took 2:0 on his serve and did not allow a single break point.
In the match against Zhang Huishuang Kozlov has filed 1 ACE, has implemented 4 of the 8 break points and won 70% of the jokes on the first pass and gave 100 per cent to recoup the break points.
Next opponent Ekaterina Kozlova in Hiroshima will be the defending champion of the tournament Zarina Diyas, seeded at the sixth number.
Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine)– Zhang Huishuang (China) – 6:2, 6:3
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