Cincinnati, OH, USA, WTA Premier 5, Western & Southern Open, 2 874 299 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - BYE, 2R:  Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) 7-6(1) 4-6 6-4, 3R: Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA) ?-?; Novi Sad, Serbia, ITF Futures, MERDIDIANA OPEN 2, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Nino PORTALES (FRA) 6-3 6-2, 2R: Gorazd SRBLJAK (MKD) 6-4 6-4, QF: Barnaby SMITH (GBR) 6-4 7-5, SF: Peter NAGY (HUN)? -?. 

Cincinnati, OH, USA, WTA Premier 5, Western & Southern Open, 2 874 299 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - BYE, 2R:  Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) 7-6(1) 4-6 6-4, 3R: Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA) ?-?; Novi Sad, Serbia, ITF Futures, MERDIDIANA OPEN 2, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Nino PORTALES (FRA) 6-3 6-2, 2R: Gorazd SRBLJAK (MKD) 6-4 6-4, QF: Barnaby SMITH (GBR) 6-4 7-5, SF: Peter NAGY (HUN)? -?. 

Kateryna Kozlova - winner at Dalian Women's Open in China

EMPIRE Tennis Academy member Kateryna Kozlova who is coached by Jaroslav Levinsky, is living successful season. After reaching US Open 2017 main draw second round from qualifying draw, the Ukrainian has now reached WTA Challenger Dalian finals where she did not falter.

Dalian Women's Tennis Open is played on hard surface and belongs to the category of women's WTA challengers. Kateryna Kozlova reached the finals without problems, she did not lose a single set. She has overwhelmed Zara Diyas of Kazakhstan in the semifinals 6:4 and 7:5, and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the finals in two sets 6-4 and 6-2. 

WTA singles winner will get 160 points and 20 000 US dollars. Kateryna Kozlova has equalized her career best when reaching the singles finals, which was number 89 from October 2016. She will be number 83 in the rankings by winning the challenger title.

"Kateryna won her first WTA title without losing a set. I have to appreciate it very much. She will be at her WTA best on Monday that means she will play at Australian OPEN main draw. Since the season started till May she was losing only, so I'm very happy for her that she came back strong. During 3-4 months she reached necessary points for staying at Top 100. Now she needs to stay fit and continue hard work as she did so far," said Jaroslav Levinsky after the victory for www.empire-tennis-academy.com.

Dalian, China, WTA Challenger, 125K Series, Dalian Women's Tennis Open, 125 000 USD, hard, outdoors:

Kateryna Kozlova (UKR)
1R: Peangtarn PLIPUECH (THA) 6-3 6-2
2R: Jia-Jing LU (CHN) 6-3 6-2
QF: Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) 6-2 6-1
SF: Zarina DIYAS (KAZ) 6-4 7-5
F: Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS) 6-4 6-2 FIRST WTA CHALLENGER TITLE IN 2017!!!

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