Ekaterina Kozlova opened by the Ukrainian victories in the Open championship of France.
In the first round Gantry was opposed by 83-I racket of the world
Bernard Pen that in three qualification matches, the first seeded
lost only one set. Moreover, before the arrival in Paris of the Pen was
champion dredge 100 tournament in Trnava (Slovakia).
The first set was dictated Kozlova – Ekaterina securely
held his serve, and 16 unforced errors Pera helped the Ukrainian to do
In the second set, Kozlov went ahead twice with a break,
but the Pen managed to equalise. In the 12th game of the player from Nikolaev are unable
to apply for the match and missed two match-bol. Fortunately, this failure did not affect
concentration Gantry – Ukrainian tie-break in the decisive moment fulfilled
great first pitch, and a match-bol has forced the opponent to send the ball over
the limits of the court.
Ekaterina Kozlova second year in a row goes to the second round of Roland Garros. Next opponent for the fourth racket of Ukraine will be determined in the status opposition between Elina Svitolina and Venus Williams.
Roland Garros-2019. Women. 1st round
Bernarda Pera (USA) – Ekaterina Kozlova (Ukraine) – 2:6, 6:7