Kozlov lost in the battle with Williams

Козлова уступила в битве с Уильямс

Kateryna Kozlova

Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova in a persistent duel conceded to the sixth racket of the world Vinus Williams.

Young Kozlov came out to the meeting, for obvious reasons, as a definite underdog. Venus held their first meeting at the home tournament, which she won twice in his career. The local audience loves Williams-senior no less than Serena, because Katherine definitely was required to exert maximum effort to achieve a decent result at the Central court in new York.

And it was a success! Unfortunately, the first set was a disaster for the Ukrainian women who lost all their filing, answering the American experienced just two breaks.

In the second set, Venus came out strong but Katherine had nothing to lose, because the young tennis player from Nikolaev began with all his might to hit the ball, put in a difficult position sixth racket of the tournament.

Williams twice led the party twice, thanks to the Titanic efforts Kozlov battled back. Surprise the audience knew no bounds, when in the penultimate game of the Katerina scored the third break, and then confidently applied for Seth!

A tense game continued in the final set. Katherine confidently held each serve, and in the fourth game managed to win three break-points.

When in the sixth game Venus caught the flow of the street, it seemed that the game was over. The American took his serve, bringing the score to confident 5:2, but Kozlov made it virtually impossible.

In a tense ninth game Williams, with the ardent support of the public, failed to close the match. This turn of events could easily break any of the players, but not 36-year-old Venus. The American experience is difficult to overestimate – 21 victory at the Grand Slam tournaments and four gold medals in the Olympic games.

And Kozlov. Wrestling with nerves, screaming, but still lost the last game, but all will remember a great game on the home court of new York, where everyone was rooting against her.

Venus Williams (USA, 6) – Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) – 6:2, 5:7, 6:4

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