Ukrainian tennis player Kateryna Kozlova (No. 114 WTA) played in the second round match of BNP Paribas Open in Indian wells. 25-year-old Ukrainian won the representative of Belarus Alexander Sasnovich (no. 34 WTA) with a score of 2:1 (6:4, 2:6, 6:0).
In this match on court was a real swing. 31-I seeded Sasnovich in the first set and was leading 4:0, but lost the native of Nikolaev 6 games in a row. In the second game after a 2:2 Kozlov already lost four games in a row. But in the deciding set, Kate has reformed and issued a series of six winning games.
In the next round, Kozlova will meet with one of the favorites, the second seeded Simona Halep from Romania.
Simona Halep 🇷🇴 se impuso frente a 6-2 6-4 Strycova 🇨🇿 y espera por la ganadora de Sasnovich vs Kozlova en la tercera ronda de Indian Wells. Mantiene sus chances de volver al primer puesto de la WTA. pic.twitter.com/2WqSlGsBjA
— #MegaDeportes (@DeportesMega) March 9, 2019
We will remind, Elina Svitolina has retained its sixth position in the updated WTA rankings.
Another Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko – fell four positions and now occupies 28 th place.
Ukrainian Dayana Yastremsky was down one line and was on the 37th place.
Ukrainka in the updated WTA rankings
Headed by the updated WTA ranking Japanese Naomi Osaka:
The updated WTA rankings
Svitolina at the Premier 5 tournament in Dubai lost in the semifinals 21-year-old Swiss Belinda Bencic with a score of 1:2 (2:6, 6:3, 6:7(3)).
Tennis players spent on the court exactly 2 hours. During this time, the Ukrainian made 7 aces, made the same number of double faults as well as realized 4 break points. Her opponent, occupying 45-e a place in rating made 4 aces, 5 times made a mistake in putting the ball in the game and won 5 games at the reception. In deciding Svitolina failed to apply for the match with the score 5:3, giving the game a zero.
.@BelindaBencic dethrones Svitolina to reach the @DDFTennis final!
Takes the thriller, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(3)! pic.twitter.com/OgSwRRVLM0
— WTA (@WTA) October 22, 2019
We will remind, the second racket of Ukraine Lesya Tsurenko has lost the second racket of the world, Simona Halep in the third round of the tournament series Premier 5 in Dubai.
Tsurenko lost to Halep with the score 3:6, 5:7.
In the first set Tsurenko has won two submission of the opponent, but lost four of their own. In the second set, the Ukrainian started with break-points, but Romanian immediately won three games in a row.
With the score 4:4 Ukrainka implemented a double hidden satbol and were ready to put the match in the third set. But Halep broke the course of the game, having won three consecutive games and ended the match in their favor.
And this is how she did it!
6-3, 7-5 for the @simona_halep against a tenacious Tsurenko!@DDFTennis pic.twitter.com/ynOKmqasSH
— WTA (@WTA) November 20, 2019
Halep 1 times filed through, committed 1 double fault and sold 7 out of 10 break points. On account of Ukrainka no ACE, 2 double faults and 4 break.
As reported Znayu, Svitolina and Abramenko will compete for the highest sports award of Ukraine.