Tashkent , September 23: Former world no 2 Vera Zvonareva (RUS) coming from a two year layoff started her campaign with a win as sixth seeded Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina conceded at scores reading 6/4,1/0 to move into the final round qualifying at the 19th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent
In a close match fifth seeded Lizette Cabrera of Australia stopped a fighting Valentini Grammatikopoulou of Greece 6/3 2/6 6/3 to move into the final round qualifiers along with Top seeded Jana Fett of Croatia, second seed Ana Bogdan of Romania , third seeded Jasmine Paolini of Italy , fourth seeded Irina Khromacheva of Russia , seventh seeded Ipek Soylu of turkey and eighth seeded Anna Kalinskaya Russia .
Following are the results first round qualifying
 Jana Fett (CRO) vs. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 6/4,6/1
 Ipek Soylu (TUR) vs. [WC] Sevil Yuldasheva (UZB) 6/0,6/1
 Ana Bogdan (ROU) vs. [WC] Gozal Ainitdinova (KAZ)6/2,6/2
 Lizette Cabrera (AUS ) vs Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) 6/3 2/6 6/3
 Jasmine Paolini (ITA) vs. Katarina Zavatska (UKR)4/6,6/3,6/1
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs.  Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 6/4,1/0
 Irina Khromacheva (RUS) vs. [WC] Nasiba Espolova (UZB) 6/0,6/1 Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) vs. [WC] Olesya Kim (UZB) 6/0,6/2
Date of Birth: 28 NOV 1994
Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
Height: 5’ 4" (1.63 m)
WTA Singles Ranking – 77 (As of August 14, 2017)
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