Tashkent , September 24 : Three former champions Margarita Gasparyan , Pauline Parmentier and Kristyna Pliskova alongside sixth seed Tatjana Maria and seventh seed Timea Babos moved into the second round of the 21st Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic School Tennis Complex here .
In the first round today , second seeded and last year's winner Margarita Gasparyan of Russia struggled to get past Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-4, 4-6,6-4 in a 2hr 09 minute encounter , the 2016 winner Kristyna Pliskova of Czech Republic overcame Italian Jasmine Paolini 6-4,6-4 in 1 hour and 20 minutes. 2007 winner Pauline Parmentier of France had a easy outing against Serbian Aleksandra Krunic winning 6-1,6-2 in 1 hour and 9 minutes
Sixth seeded German Tatjana Maria overcame a tight first set to tame Belarusian qualifier Olga Govortsova 7-6(5) , 6-1 Hungarian seventh seed Timea Babos spent 1 hour 30 minutes to register a credible 6-2,7-5 win over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and move into the second round
Ysaline Bonaventure of Belgium made no bones in her 6-3,6-1 win against local wildcard Akgul Amanmuradova . Bonaventure thus avenged her 2014 loss at Ankara against Amanmuradova a former finalist here
Romania's Seasoned Campaigner Monica Niculescu overcame a late challenge by Wildcard Nigina Abduraimova winning 6-1,7-5 in 1 hour 21 minute and ending the Uzbek challenge in the singles
In one of the closest match of the day second seeded Margarita Gasparyan struggled to get past Stefanie Voegele 6-4,4-6,6-4 . Gasparayan led 4-1 in the third set , before Voegele came back to level scores , but a break in the 9th game saw Gasparayan breathe freely and hold in to the 10th game saw her wrap the match .
Following are the results : First Round Singles
 Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) bt Jasmine Paolini (ITA) - 6/4,6/4
Monica Niculescu (ROU) bt [WC] Nigina Abduraimova (UZB) 6-1,7-5
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) bt Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) - 6/1,6/2
 Timea Babos (HUN) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) - 6/2,7/5
 Tatjana Maria (GER) bt [Q] Olga Govortsova (BLR) - 7/6(5), 6/1
Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) bt [WC] Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) - 6/3,6/1
 Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) bt Stefanie Voegele (SUI) - 6/4,4/6,6/4First Round Doubles
 Anna Kalinskaya (RUS)/Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) bt Liudmila Samsonova (RUS)/Katarina Zavatska (UKR) - 7/5,6/4
Harriet Dart (GBR)/Danka Kovinic (MNE) vs Naomi Broady (GBR)/Rosalie Van Der Hoek (NED) - 6/2,6-3
Haley Carter (USA)/Luisa Stefani (BRA) vs Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL)/Miyu Kato (JPN) 6/1 ,6/1
Greet Minnen (BEL)/Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) bt [WC] Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)/Sabina Sharipova vs - 7/6(5),6/7(2),10/8
 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)/Lidziya Marozava (BLR) bt Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA)/Katarzyna Kawa (POL) - 6/4,6/4
Date of Birth: 29 SEP 1998
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Height: 6’ 0" 1.84 m
WTA Singles Ranking – 70 (As of August 20, 2018)
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