Tashkent , September 24 : Former world no 2 Vera Zvonareva of Russia outplayed third seeded Jasmine Paolini of Italy 6-0,6-2 to enter the main draw of the 19th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Championships being played at the Olympic tennis School in Tashkent.
Top seed Jana Fett of Croatia , fifth seed Lizette Cabrera of Australia and fourth seeded Irina Khromacheva of Russia were the other qualifiers.
In a second consecutive tight encounter Lizette Cabrera of Australia pulled off a big win ousting higher ranked Ana Bogdan of Romania 6-1,2-6,7-6(4) after being down 4-5 in the deciding set .
Top seeded Jana Fett of Croatia spent less than 20 minutes on the court as , seventh seeded Ipek Soylu of Turkey retired at 0-3 , In a All Russian affair fourth seeded Irina Khromacheva out powered eighth seeded Anna Kalinskaya 6-0,6-1 to make it to the main draw.
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 will have to be content with 12 points and $1285 each.
Following are the results first round qualifying:
 Jana Fett (CRO) bt.  Ipek Soylu (TUR) 3-0 Retd
 Lizette Cabrera (AUS ) bt  Ana Bogdan (ROU) 6-1,2-6 ,7-6(4)
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs.  Jasmine Paolini (Ita) 6-0,6-2 Irina Khromacheva (RUS) bt  Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) 6-1,6-1
Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1990
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Height: 5’ 11" (1.81 m)
WTA Singles Ranking – 58 (As of August 14, 2017)
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