Kuwata , Sharipova , Martincova , Soylu in Main draw of Tashkent Open

25 September 2016

Tashkent , September 25 :  Third seeded Hiroko Kuwata of Japan , fourth seeded Sabina Sharipova of Uzbekistan  ,  Sixth seeded Tereza, Martincova of Czech Republic , Seventh seeded  Ipek, Soylu of Turkey scored contrasting wins to move into the  Main draw of the 18th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic  tennis School in Tashkent.

In the second and the final round of the qualifying played today Third seeded  Hiroko Kuwata became the fourth Japanese player to feature in the main draw of the event rallying past Polish  player Katarzyna Piter    6-2,7-6(0),  fourth seeded Sabina Sharipova brought cheer to the home crowd  as she out played Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina    6-3,6-2.

Sixth seeded  Tereza Martincova of Czech Republic accounted for Sofia Shapatava  of  Georgia  6-4,7-5 , Seventh seeded Ipek Soylu of  Turkey fresh from a win at a $50000 ITF event in China came back  from behind to stop a  fighting   Ankita Raina of  India 1-6,6-1,6-2 in the longest match of the day .

While the winners of today's match apart from  an entry into the main draw assured themselves of 18 points and $2220 each for their effort , the losers would  have to be content with 12 points and $1285 each


Following  are the results

[3] Hiroko, Kuwata (JPN) bt   Katarzyna,  Piter  (POL)  6-2,7-6(0)

[4] Sabina, Sharipova (UZB) bt Anhelina, Kalinina (UKR)  6-3,6-2

[6] Tereza, Martincova (CZE) bt Sofia, Shapatava (GEO)  6-4,7-5

[7] Ipek, Soylu (TUR) bt  Ankita, Raina (IND 1-6,6-1,6-2