The fourth racket of the Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova quickly finished the fight in the tournament WTA International, with a prize Fund of $226,750.
In Malaysia Kozlov came in order to complete a protracted series of failures – in 2017 year, Catherine has not won a single match, consistently failing tournaments in Sydney, Taipei, Doha, Budapest and at the Australian Open.
Today, the Gantry had all the prerequisites for success – in the first round of the tournament in Kuala Lumpur, the Ukrainian met with the 131st player in the world Zhang Kai-Lin.
During the first set Kai-Lin has twice led with a break, but Kozlov was returning his serve. In the tiebreak, she was leading 4:2, however, failed to double several times in a row and was one step away from another defeat.
Second set Kozlova started with a breakthrough 2:0. Unfortunately, to build on their success Ukrainian failed. Kai-Lin has won six games in a row and sent Kozlov for the Board of the tournament.
Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) — Zhang Kai-Lin (China) — 6:7, 2:6
The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina in Kuala Lumpur starts the match with Chan soo Jeong, and young Katarina Zavacka will debut on WTA tournaments match against Magda linette.
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