The tenth racket of the world, Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, beat the Ukrainian Katerina Kozlova, who occupies the 99th line of the WTA rating, with a 3/6, 6/3, 6/3 score in the second round of the tournament in Charleston.
The match lasted 1 hour and 56 minutes. During this time, the 20-year-old Sobolenko performed one ace, made a mistake 11 times when serving and sold seven break points, and the 25-year-old Kozlova once filed right through, made one double mistake and made six breaks.
Now the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in favor of Belarus. In the third round of the Volvo Car Open competition, Sabalenka will compete with Puerto rican Monica Puig, who defeated American Sofia Kenin with a score of 6/4, 6/4.