Arefyeva, Palkina move a step closer to Tashkent Open Main Draw .

7 September 2013

By Tashkent Open 2013 Media Team.

September 7 : Tetyana Arefyeva of Ukraine toppled former world No 1 junior and second seeded   Daria Gavrilova 1-6,6-0,6-2 , while Ksenia Palkina of Kyrgyzstan scored a 6-2,6-3 win over fourth seeded Russian Valeria Savinykh  to move  a step closer to the main draw at the 15th edition of the Tashkent Open.  

Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia ranked 58th and the highest ranked player at the event who has to come in through the qualifiers scored a    6-1,6-4 win over Michaela Honcova of Slovakia to also move a step closer to the main draw.

In the best match of the day Junior Olympic Gold medalist and winner of the US Open Junior title last year Daria Gavrilova   currently ranked 152 breezed to a 6-1 first set win over Ukrainian Tetyana Arefyeva .  But the 249th ranked Arefyeva came back solidly to win the next two sets rather   6-0,6-2 , she was aided by  Gavrilova  who served 9 double faults in the match.

Other seeds third seeded   Alexandra  Panova of Russia  , fifth seeded Ons Jabeur of  Tunisia  , sixth seeded Marta Sirotkina  of Russia also scored one sided wins to move up.

Following are the results ( First Round qualifying)

S.1Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) vs Michaela Honcova (SVK)  6-1,6-4
Tetyana Arefyeva (UKR) bt  S.2 Daria Gavrilova (RUS)   1-6,6-0,6-2
S.3 Alexandra  Panova (RUS) bt [WC] Amina Mukhametshina (UZB) 6-2,6-1
Ksenia Palkina (KGZ) bt S.4 Valeria Savinykh (RUS)  6-2,6-3
S.5 Ons Jabeur (TUN) vs [WC] Polina Merenkova (UZB) 6-2,6-1
S.6 Marta Sirotkina (RUS) vs Teodora Mircic (SRB) 6-4, 7-5
S.7   Risa Ozaki (JPN) bt Veronika Kapshay (UKR)  6-1,6-3
Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) bt Alina Abdurakhimova (UZB) 6-1,6-2
Arina Rodionova (RUS) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE)  6-1,6-2
Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) bt Raluca Olaru (ROU) 6-1,6-4
Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) bt   Valentyna Ivakhnenko (UKR) 6-2,6-1
lIona Kremen (BLR)  bt Guzal Yusupova (UZB) 6-1,6-4


Date of Birth: 07 SEP 1984
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5’ 7 3/4" (1.72 m)
Plays: Right-handed

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