Ukrainian tennis player Kateryna Kozlova finished the fight in the Open championship of the USA.
Victory over Irina Begu in the first round of the US Open was the premiere for a Gantry in the main draw of the tournament series Grand slam. To build on their success, the native of Nikolaev tried to match with the 17-th racket of the world Anastasia Sevastopol.
The only in-person meeting between players in 2016 on clay tournament in Istanbul was won by Kozlov. However, in US Open Ukrainka was not considered the favorite of the match.
During the first set, Kozlov was leading 2:0, but lost four games in a row on his serve and was in a position to catch up. In the second game the Ukrainian had to catch up with rival with the score 1:4 Kozlov made one back break, then played three match-balls, but on the fourth attempt Sevastova has has issued a ticket to the third round.
For an exit in the second round of the US Open championship Ekaterina Kozlova earned 86 million dollars in prize money and 45 ranking points, allowing the Ukrainian to rely on the return in the top 100.
Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) – Anastasia Sevastova (Latvia) – 4:6, 4:6
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