Zidansek/Danilovic to take on top seeds Begu/Olaru in finals of Tashkent Open Doubles

28 September 2018

Tashkent , September 28  :  Unseeded pair of  Tamara Zidansek and Olga Danilovic  upset second seeds second seeds Nao Hibino of  Japan and Oleksandra Kalashnikova of Georgia  4-6.7-6(9),10-4 to enter doubles  final of the   20th edition of the Tashkent Open being played  at the Olympic Tennis School complex here.

The unheralded pair took 1 hour 43 minutes to upset the second seeds Hibino and Kalashnikova who finished Runners-up to Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic last year.

In the finals Zidansek / Danilovic will take on top seeds Irina Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru of Romania who pulled out all their experience to stop Russian pair of Margarita Gasparayan and Anastasia Potapova 4-6,6-2,10-6 

The winners will  receive  $12300 and 280 WTA points  , while the Runners-up will receive    $6400 and 180 WTA  points

Following are the results for singles: Semifinals

[Q] Anastasia Potapova (RUS) bt Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) - 6/2 6/3

Marfarita gasparyan (RUS) bt Mona Barthel (GER) - 4/6 6/1 7/5

Following are the results for Doubles: Semifinals

S1.Irina-Cameli Begu (ROU)/Raluca olaru (ROU) bt Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)/Anastasia Potapova (RUS) - 4/6 6/2 10/6

Olga Danilovic (SRB)/Tamara Zidansek (SLO) bt S2.Nao Hibinho (JPN)/Oksana Kalshnikova (GEO) - 4/6 7/6(9) 10/4