In Nur-Sultan (250 World Tennis Championships) Alison van Uytvanck did not have an easy crossing with host representative Sibek Columbagua. Russia’s Warwara Grachiwa, who eliminated Kristina Pliskova, took her place in the next round.
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The tournament is being held in Nur-Sultan for the first time. Six matches were played on Monday. The second seed, Alison van Uytvanck (WTA 89) defeated Chibec Columbagua (WTA 524) 6:3, 6:4. In the first set, the Belgian won four consecutive matches of 2:3. In the second match, Kazashik scored 4-3 with a score of 1- 3 But at the end of the match she scored only three points.
Van Uytvanck fired five aces in 87 minutes and scored 26 of 35 points with her first pass. The Belgian used five out of six break points. Her next challenger will be Anna-Lena Friedsam (WTA 131), who scored five breaks and won 4:6, 6:4, 6:2 Arena Rodionoa (WTA 150).
Warwara Grachiwa (WTA 88) won 6:3, 7:6 (5) against Kristina Pliskova (WTA 129). In the second set, the Russian returned from 0:3 and saved three set pieces at 4:5, 0-40. In the 84th minute, the Czech player sent nine aces, but also committed 10 double faults. Graczewa used four of the seven break points.
Alexandra Krunic (WTA 166) won 3-6 6-3 7-5 Katie Poulter (WTA 157) after 2 hours 17 minutes. Serba was reborn with a score of 2:4 in the third set. Throughout the match, she lost her assists four times and consumed five of her 17 break points by herself. Anastazja Gasanowa (WTA 160) crushed Julia Haciuka (WTA 233) 6:1, 6:1 in 57 minutes. 55 out of 85 points (64.7%) were Russian women’s spoils.
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WTA 250, hard court in the hall, prize pool 235.2 thousand. dollar
Monday 27 September
First round of singles:
Alison van Uytvanck (Belgium, 2) – Chibek Columbagua (Kazakhstan, WC) 6:3, 6:4
Warwara Graciwa (Russia, 7) beat Kristina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-3, 7-6 (5).
Anastazga Gasanova (Russia) – Julia Hasyuka (Belarus, s) 6-1, 6-1
Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany) beat Arina Rodionova (Australia) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia, Q) beat Katie Poulter (UK, Q) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine, Q) – Vitalia Dyachenko (Russia) 6:1, 3:1 and retired
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Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan WTA Nursultan WTA Vitalia Dyakzenko Lesia Kourenko Arina Rodionova Kristina Pliskova Alison van Uytvanck Alexandra Krunich Anna-Lena Friedsam Katie Poulter and Wara Graziwa Anastazja Jasanova Julia Hashoka Šibek Kulambagua
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