September 26: It was an easy day for seeds in the first round of the qualifying rounds at the 17th edition of the Tashkent Open which began at the Olympic Tennis School complex here.
Eighth seeded Ekaterina Bychkova was troubled by German Carolin Daniels before she won 6/3 3/6 6/2 . Third seeded Swiss Stefanie Voegele ousted local wildcard Vlada Ekshibarova 6/1 6/3 , while fifth seeded Ukrainian Maryna Zanevska ended the challenge of the other wildcard Arina FOLTS 6/1 6/3;
Former Uzbek No .1 Akgul Amanmuradova wasted three breakpoints in the second set and went down to seventh seeded Katarzyna Piter of Poland , Piter who was serving 6-5 (0-40) in the second set , held on to her nerves to hold on to her serve and go on to setup a 6/2 7/5 win and move into the final round qualifiers
Following are the Results
Qualifying Singles - First Round
S.1 Anett Kontaveit (EST) bt Lidziya Marozava (BLR)
S.2 Petra Martic (CRO) b Vera Dushevina (RUS) 6/4 6/3
S.3 Stefanie Voegele (SUI) b [WC] Vlada Ekshibarova (UZB) 6/1 6/3
S.4 Paula Kania (POL) b Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) 6/2 6/1
S.5 Maryna Zanevska (UKR) b [WC] Arina FOLTS ( UZB) 6/1 6/3;
S.6 Sara Tormo Sorribes (ESP) bt Kateryna Kozlova (UKR)
S.7 Katarzyna Piter (POL) b Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 6/2 7/5S. 8 Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) b Carolin Daniels (GER) 6/3 3/6 6/2
Date of Birth: 26 DEC 1997
Birthplace: Postojna, Slovenia
Height: 5’ 5" (1.68 m)
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