Artamonova knocks out seed to enter second round qualifying at Tashkent Open 2012

8 September 2012

Issued by the Tashkent Open Media Team

Tashkent , September 8 : Alexandra Artamonova of Russia created the first minor upset scoring a 7-5,6-4 win over sixth seeded Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand, while Eighth seeded Ekaterina Bychkova of Russia scraped past a fighting Polish player Paula Kania 5/7 7/6(4) 6/2 to move into the second round qualifying at the 14 th edition of Tashkent Open WTA Tennis Championships which got under way at the Olympic Tennis School here today.

Top seeded and 143 ranked Olga Puchkova of Russia scored a 6-1,6-4 win over compatriot Darya Gavrilova , while second seeded and former title holder here Alla Kudryavtseva outplayed Katerina Kozlova of Ukraine 6/1 6/2

Following are the results Qualifying Round 1:

S.1 Olga Puchkova (Rus) VS Darya Gavrilova (Rus) 6/1 6/4
Polina Pekhova (Blr) bt Valeria Solovieva (Rus) 6/4 6/4
(WC) Mayya Katsitadze (Rus) VS Ekaterina Yashina (Rus) 7/6 (4) 6/4
S.8 Ekaterina Bychkova (Rus) bt Paula Kania (Pol) 5/7 7/6(4) 6/2
S.2 Alla Kudryavtseva (Rus) bt Katerina Kozlova (Ukr) 6/1 6/2
Anna Chakvetadze (Rus) bt Irina Buryachok (UKR) 6/1 6/0
Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) bt Valentyna Ivakhnenko (UKR) 6-3,7-6(5)
S.7 Cagla Buyukakcay (Tur) bt (WC) Alina Abdurakhimova (UZB) 6-1,6-0
S.3 Bibiane Schoofs (NED) bt Ksenya Lykina (RUS) 6-4,4-6,6-2
Vesna Dolonc (SRB) bt (wc) Arina Folts (UZB) 6-1,6-0
Sofia Shapatava (GEO) bt Ksenia Palkina (KGZ) 6-4,6-3
S.5 Marta Sirotkina (RUS) bt Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO 1-6,6-4,6-4
S.4 Monica Puig (PUR) VS Madalina Gojnea (ROU) 6-0,6-2
Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) VS (wc) Polina Merekova (UZB) 6-1 retd
Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) VS Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-3,6-3
Alexandra Artamonova (RUS) bt S.6 Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA) 7-5,6-4

Kristyna
Pliskova

Date of Birth: 21 Mar 1992
Birthplace: Louny, Czech Republic
Height: 6’ (1.84 m)
Plays: Left-handed
WTA Singles Ranking: 40 (As of August 14, 2017)



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