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?? (9) Elina Svitolina vs. ?? Kateryna Kozlova
Elina Svitolina continues her quest for a maiden major title on Wednesday with a second round clash against Kateryna Kozlova in Paris. Svitolina navigated here way through a tough opening round match-up with Venus Williams and can now get her teeth stuck into the tournament with a win over her compatriot.
Elina Svitolina made an impressive start to her 2019 Roland Garros campaign with a 6-3 6-3 win over Venus Williams. Svitolina played with a great mix of attack and defense to fairly comfortably move through what loomed as a very dangerous opening round match-up. There was an injury cloud looming over Svitolina heading into the event but she seems to have gotten over any problems for the moment.
Kateryna Kozlova progressed to the second round in Paris for just the second time in her career courtesy of a 6-2 7-6 upset win over Bernarda Pera. Kozlova’s win over Pera was just her fourth ever win in a Grand Slam main draw, now she gets a chance against her nations number 1.
This will be the first tour level meeting between the Ukrainian pair. Svitolina has beaten Kozlova twice before, both were on the ITF circuit over 5 years ago.