Anna , Polina , Vesna knock out seeds , inch closer to Main Draw at Tashkent Open 2012

9 September 2012

Issued by the Tashkent Open Media Team

Tashkent , September 9 : Polina Pekhova of Belarus , Anna Chakvetadze of Russia and Vesna Dolonc of Serbia upset top seed in the qualifying Olga Puchkova of Russia, former title winner and second seed Alla Kudryavtseva , and third seeded Biiane Schoofs of the Nederland’s respectively to make it to the final round of the qualifiers and inch towards the main draw at the 14 th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Tennis Championships being played at the Olympic Tennis School here.
In the second round qualifying matched played today the 315 ranked Pekhova upset the Top seeded and 143 ranked Olga Puchkova of Russia 4-6,7-6(4),7-5 in a 2 hours and 38 minutes battle , while the 267th ranked Anna Chakvetadze outhit the out of form second seed and 144 ranked compatriot Alla Kudryavtseva 6-4,6-1 in just over an hour

Vesna Dolonc of Serbia played some nervous tennis towards the end , but still managed o get the better of Third seed Bibiane Schoofs of the Nederland’s 6-1,4-6,6-4 in a 1 hour 53 minutes tussle marked by long rallies. Dolonc who led 5-2 in the third set, survived some anxoius moments as the Dutch girl Schoofs won two games in a row to reduce the margin, but some experience and stroking discipline saw Dolonc through to the final round fourth seeded Monica Puig of Portugal, fifth seeded Marta Sirotkina of Russia, Seventh seeded Turkish player Cagla Buyukakcay and eighth seeded Ekaterina Bychkova of Russia also made it to the final rounds of the qualifying

Following are the results Qualifying Round 2 :
Polina Pekhova (Blr) bt S.1 Olga Puchkova (Rus) 4-6,7-6(5),7-5
Anna Chakvetadze (Rus) bt S.2 Alla Kudryavtseva (Rus) 6-4,6-1
Vesna Dolonc (SRB ) bt S.3 Bibiane Schoofs (NED) 6-1,4-6,6-4
S.4 Monica Puig (PUR) VS Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-4,6-3
S.5 Marta Sirotkina (RUS) bt Sofia Shapatava (GEO) 7-6(6),6-3
S.7 Cagla Buyukakcay (Tur) bt Valentyna Ivakhnenko (UKR) 7-6(4),6-3
S.8 Ekaterina Bychkova (Rus) bt (WC) Mayya Katsitadze (Rus) 7-5,7-5
Donna Vekic (CRO) Alexandra Artamonova (RUS ) 6-2,6-3