It was a tough day for the top seed in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Championship (UAE) as top seed Elena Svitolina of Ukraine was upset and Czech Republic runner-up Carolina Pliskova took three sets to advance.
Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova lost the first set 2: 6, 6: 4, 6: 1 against Svitolina. Meanwhile, Latvia’s Anastasia Sevastova was held by Pliskova, but won 3-6, 7-6 (5, 6). -2.
Third-placed Belarusian Arena Sabalenka led in straight sets, but trailed in straight sets during his game against fourth-placed Petra Kvitova Swiss Jill Tisman and Dutch fifth-seed Kiki Bertens of the Czech Republic. Teenagers Coco Goff (16), American, and Anastasia Potapova (19), Russian, also won the second round.
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Slovenian Tamara Zidaskan defeated third-round Russian Anna Plankova in 6: 3: 7: 5 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Zidancik won 22 of his 30 second comeback points and played continuously within an hour and 24 minutes – six of eight points for the break.
First seed Nadia Podorovska from Argentina, number two Mary Bozkova from the Czech Republic, number four Sara Soribis Toromo from Spain, number 7 Laila Fernandez from Canada, number 8 Kaga Jovan from Slovenia, Leonie Kong from Switzerland, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and players from USA Investigated. Katie McNally also won in the first round.
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