Host country representative Kaja Jovan has eliminated Croatian seed Petra Martic from the WTA 250 Championship in Portoroz. Kazachka Yulia Putintseva has her first match behind.

Łukasz Iwanek

Caja Jovan

Getty Images / Matthew Stockman / Pictured: Kaja Jovan

Petra Martic (WTA 42) failed in the professional courts for several weeks. The last time she won two matches in a row was in May when she reached the quarter-finals in Parma. In Portoroz, the Croatian was the top seed and exited in the first round after losing 3:6, 4:6 against Kaja Jovan (WTA 103). Both players had eight break points in the 86th minute. The Slovenian only advanced once and had three breaks.

Julia Putintseva (WTA 44) defeated Jacqueline Christian (WTA 127) 6-4, 6-4. In 95 minutes, Casasca scored 33 out of 46 points with her first pass. You saved five out of six break points and used three of your four breakout chances. Alison Riske in 99 minutes (WTA 38) won 7:5, 6:3 with Pia Lovrich (WTA 632). The American took seven out of eight chances to take the service away from her competition.

Tamara Zidancic (WTA 34) smashes Christiana Ferrando 6:1, 6:1 (WTA 318) in 68 minutes. The Slovenian got 24 out of 30 points with her first pass. I saved one break point and grabbed five of 16 breakout opportunities. Dagana Jastremska (WTA 53) missed a 5:2 lead and three set pieces in the game against Yasmine Paolini (WTA 87). Ukrainian woman in condition 6: 7 (5), 1: 4 scratched.

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Rebecca Peterson (WTA 80) lost 3:6, 3:6 to Lucia Bronzetti (WTA 167). In the hour 41 minutes, the Swede scored just nine of 24 with a second pass and was broken six times. Aleksandra Kronic (WTA 176) defeated Ziva Falkner (WTA 542) 6:3, 6:1. Serbka used five of seven break points and will face Jovan in the second round.

Sarah Irani (WTA 110) in Portoroz won the title in 2008 and passed the final in 2009. This time she was eliminated in the first round after defeating 6:7 (4), 2:6 with Anhelina Kalinina (WTA 64). In the first set, the Italian missed the lead 5:3.

Silva Portoroz Insurance Company, Portoroz (Slovenia)
WTA 250, hard court, total prize money of 235.24 thousand. dollar
Tuesday 14th September

First round of singles:

Julia Potentsoa (Kazakhstan 2) beat Jacqueline Christian (Romania) 6-4, 6-4
Alison Riske (USA, 3) beat Pia Lovrich (Slovenia) 7-5-6-3.
Tamara Zidancic (SL 5) beat Christiana Verando (IT) 6-1, 6-1
Kaja Jovan (Slovenia) beat Petra Martic (1), 6-3, 6-4
Jasmine Paolini (Italy) – Dagana Gastremska (Ukraine, 6) 7:6 (5), 4:1 and retired
Lucia Bronzetti (Italy, Q) beat Rebecca Peterson (Sweden, 7) 6-3, 6-3
Anhelina Kalinina (Ukraine) – Sara Errani (Wlochy) 7:6 (4), 6:2
Anna Kalinska (Russia) – Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 6-0, 6-4
Teresa Martinkova (Czech Republic) – Kristina Kokova (Slovakia) 6:4, 6:1
Katie Poulter (Great Britain) v Katarina Zwaka (Ukraine) 7-5 6-3
Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia, Q) beat Zeva Falkner (Slovenia, World Cup) 6-3, 6-1.
Viktoria Kozmova (Slovakia) defeated Teresa Merdesa (Croatia) 6-2, 6-3.

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