Ukrainian tennis players with variable success continue to attend tournaments of series ATP and WTA.
Ekaterina Kozlova fleeting herbal promising start to the season – the fourth racket of Ukraine for the third time in the season reached the quarter-finals in the tournament series WTA. In the second round of the competition ground in the Dutch den Bosch Kozlov confidently defeated the fourth seeded Elena Ostapenko.
With the score 5:5 Kozlov on his serve and played the break-point, and in the next game took advantage of the mistakes of the opponent and made the decisive break. At the start of the second game the Ukrainian player took 3:0 – Ostapenko tried to get back in the game, but Kozlov went from double break-point, and more unpleasant situations is not allowed.
Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) – Elena Ostapenko (Latvia, 4) – 7:5, 6:2
Sergiy Stakhovsky was unable to break through to the quarterfinals of the tournament in Stuttgart – Kiev in two sets has conceded the 76th ranked Mikhail Youzhny.
The outcome of the first set was decided by a single break of Russian. In the second set Stakhovsky was leading 5:3 – South did a back break, and the tiebreak lost only one draw.
Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) – Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) – 3:6, 6:7