Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova reaching the second round of the tournament the Women’s tennis Association (WTA) Premier series in Saint Petersburg (Russia) St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy with a prize Fund of $ 753 thousand.
In the first round Kozlov (No. 177 WTA rankings) on Tuesday defeated the 41-second «racket» of the world to Czech Barbora Strycova — 6:3, 6:4, reports «UKRINFORM».
A place in the quarter-finals of the tournament Ukrainka will compete with the winner of a pair of Patricia-Maria TIG (Romania) — Elena Vesnina(Russia).
Note that Katerina Kozlova has made it to the main grid St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy through the qualifying tournament, beating the Russian Vera Dushevina — 6:1, 6:1, her compatriot Marina Zanevsky — 6:4, 0:6, 7:6 (7:5) and the German girl Laura Siegemund — 6:4, 6:0.
Recall that a year ago the first «racket» of Ukraine Elina Svitolina, Kateryna Kozlova and Beygelzimer Yulia took part in the main draw of the prestigious tennis tournament in Dubai with a prize Fund of 2.5 million dollars. Kozlov then towards the main part of the tournament defeated Russians Elena Vesnina.
Ukrainian Kozlova has defeated 41-second «racket» of the world on the WTA tournament in Russia 09.02.2016