Ukrainian tennis players successfully overcome the second round at a major tournament in California category Premier Mandatory.
Elina Svitolina in the second round of “BNP Paribas Open” in 2.5 hours beat 33rd world Cup Sofia Kenin. The Ukrainian girl after a bad first set was on the verge of defeat, but in the second game when the score was 3:3 played four break points and turned the tide of the meeting.
Svitolina in her first match in Indian wells, served 6 aces and made 5 double faults, won 75% of points with first serve and sold 3 of the 7 break points with four unsuccessful games on her serve.
Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 6) – Sofia Kenin (USA) – 3:6, 7:6, 6:4
Ekaterina Kozlova in Indian wells has created another sensation, beating in three sets the 34-th racket of the world Alexander Sasnovich. During the match Kozlov twice gave a series of six won games in a row in the first set, the native of Nikolaev recouped from the account 0:4, and the final game was organized for Sasnovich “wheel”.
To reach the third round in Indian wells allowed for Gantry in the online version of the WTA rankings to climb to 101-th position.
Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) – Alexander Sasnovich (Belarus, 31) – 6:4, 2:6, 6:0
Elina Svitolina in the third round of Indian wells will play against Daria Gavrilova and Ekaterina Kozlova, waiting for the match with well-known Simona Halep.