Kozlov sensationally won the fifth racket of the world Pliskova

Козлова сенсационно победила пятую ракетку мира Плишкову

Kozlov for the second time in his career he defeated rival out of the top 10 in the world rankings.

The fourth racket of the Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova, which occupies the 84th place in the world rankings, scored a sensational victory over the former first racket of the world of Karolina Pliskova on clay tournament series Premier Mandatory in Madrid.

In the second round match Kozlov defeated the fifth racket of the world in three sets – 7:5, 2:6, 6:4

Kozlov spent the first set on an equal footing with the eminent rival, and at the right moment made the break on the pitch and the Czechs took the lead. Then Pliskova showed all their best qualities, and confidently equalized in sets. But Katerina also showed character and in the end pulled out the victory.

In the next round, Kozlova will play against Belinda Bencic from Switzerland.

This is the second win Katie over a player of top-5 world rating. Last year she was in the first round knocked out the current at that time, the champion of the tournament Alena Ostapenko of Latvia.

Kozlov also only the second time in career has reached the third round of the tournament WTA Premier Mandatory. For the first time succeeded Catherine in Indian wells this year.

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