The fourth racket of the Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova for the first time in the season made it to the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament.
In the second round of a clay tournament in Båstad Kozlov met with the 49-th racket of the world German Mona Barthel. In personal meetings the Ukrainian was leading with the score 1:0 in 2015 in Doha the native of Nikolaev beat Barthel in two sets (6:2, 6:2).
In the first set with the score 4:3 in favor of Gantry players because of rain had to leave the court. The forced pause is better used Ukrainka – after the game resumed Kozlov defended his serve and then earned an appointment and has implemented a set-bol.
The second game was dictated Kozlova – Ekaterina three breaks and compensated for the two lost games on her serve. With the score 1:5 Bartel did hint at a comeback, but in the ninth game Kozlova without any problems filed to the match.
In his first season in the quarterfinals Ekaterina Kozlova will play against ex-first racket of the world Caroline Wozniacki. Eminent Danish in 2017, has already won 40 wins, which is the best indicator in the WTA tour.
Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) — Mona Barthel (Germany) — 6:3, 6:3
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