Dolonc shocks seeded Shvedova , Cetkovska ,Voskoboeva in round two at Tashkent Open

10 September 2013

By Tashkent Open 2013 Media Team.

September 10 : Vesna Dolonc of Serbia caused the lone upset of the day ousting eighth seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazkhstan , while eighth seeded Galina Voskoboeva and former top 100 player Petra Cetkovska scored wins to make it to the second round of the 15th edition of the Tashkent Open being played at the Olympic Tennis Complex here today .

The 90th ranked Dolonc playing her sixth Tashkent open made a great comeback in both sets to oust the eighth ranked Shvedova , who is 12 places above her 7-6(6),7-5 in 1 hour 43 minutes.

In the other matches seventh seeded and 77th ranked Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan played some attacking tennis to score a 6-3,6-4 win over Maryna Zanevska of Ukraine , while former world no 55 Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Repulic went through some harrowing moments in the second set before overcoming talented local Wildcard Nigina Abduraimova 6-2,7-6(2) .

Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ended the local challenge accounting for another local wildcard Arina Folts 6-0,6-3 , Misaki Doi of Japan made a winning debut here with a rather easy 6-4,6-2 win over Russian Evgeniya Rodina , while Israeli Julia Glushko continued on her good form to end the winning run of qualifier Tetyana Arefyeva of Ukraine 6-3,7-5 and proceed to round two.

In a match that evinced keen interest former Doubles Slam Winner Shvedova looked confident racing to a 5-2 lead in the first set against Vesna Dolonc , but Dolonc shook off the initial sluggishness to make a come back and level scores 5-5 . Shvedova held on to her 11th game to go up 6-5 and had one set point on Dolonc serve in the 12th game. Dolonc held on to the game and forced a tie break.
In the tiebreak Shvedova again missed two set points being 6-4 up and let Dolonc crawl her way and take the set at 8-6 in the tiebreak.

In the second set both players traded serves three times each , Shvedova would have been up 5-3 had she not lost 40-0 advantage in the 8th game , but Dolonc a doubles finalist here last year held on to her nerves and not only Broke the higher ranked Kazakh in that game , but also the 10th and the 12th game to score a 7-6(6),7-5 win

It was quite hot there on the courts , I didn’t have the feel of the court and the balls, I made some crucial mistakes , but admit my opponent played well at important points , said Shvedova after the match

Me and Yaraslova were practicing with each other before the US Open and both of us know each other’s games , Shvedova is a player at the highest level and a good server and I had to be sharp , I’m a late starter but was lucky to get through . Actually I have to wake up early in my future matches or may be its too late said Dolonc .

The other seed in action seventh seeded Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan displayed some attacking tennis to score a 6-3,6-4 win over Ukraine’s Maryna Zanevska in just 1 hour and 34 minutes to make it to the last sixteen.

Former world No 55 Petra Cetkovska who has been out of tennis for around nine months due to injuries on her knees and foot quelled the late challenge of talented Local Girl Nigina Abduraimova winning 6-2,7-6(2) in 1 hour 27 minutes to make it to the second round.

I’m Happy to have got through a good first round . Compliments to Nigina she is a talented player , I didn’t know what to expect from my young opponent. I am happy the way I played , the courts are fast and weather is warm , said Cetkovska currently ranked 146.

The doubles first round also witnessed two upsets with Romanians Irina-Camelia Begu and Alexandra Cadantu registering a 6-4,7-6 (7) win over third seeds Eva Birnerova and Irina Buryachok , and former winners here Kichenok sisters Lyudmyla and Nadiya shocking fourth seeds Vesna Dolonc and Raluca Olaru 6-3,6-2

Following are the results ( First Round )
Vesna Dolonc (Srb) bt [8] Yaroslava Shvedova (Kaz) 7-6(5),7-5
Petra Cetkovska (Cze) [WC] bt Nigina Abduraimova (Uzb) 6-2,7-6(2)
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (Esp) bt [WC] A Folts (Uzb) 6-0,6-3
Misaki Doi (Jpn) vs Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) 6-4,6-2
Julia Glushko (Isr) bt [Q] Tetyana Arefyeva (Ukr) 6-3,7-5
[7] Galina Voskoboeva (Kaz) bt Maryna Zanevska (Ukr) 6-3,6-4

Doubles ( First Round)

[1] Timea Babos (HUN) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Ksenia Palkina (KGZ) / Polina Pekhova (BLR) 6-3,6-1
Arina Rodionova (RUS) / Maryna Zanevska (UKR) bt Ilona Kremen (BLR) / Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-4,6-2
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) / Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) bt [3] Eva Birnerova (CZE) / Irina Buryachok (UKR) 6-4,7-6 (7)
[2] Olga Govortsova (BLR) / Mandy Minella (LUX) bt [WC] Michaela Honcova (SVK) / Sabina Sharipova (UZB) 6-2,6-2
Michaella Krajicek (NED) / Alexandra Panova (RUS) bt Valentyna Ivakhnenko (UKR) / Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 7-5,6-3
Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) bt [4] Vesna Dolonc (SRB) / Raluca Olaru (ROU) 6-3,6-2