The 62nd racket of the world, Russian Margarita Gasparyan, in three sets won the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, who occupies the seventh line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/3, 3/6, 6/4 at the start of the tournament in Birmingham.
Tennis players spent on the court 1 hour 53 minutes. During this time, the 24-year-old Gasparyan completed four aces, made a mistake six times in filing and sold six break points, while her peer from Ukraine filed twice, made five double mistakes and made five breaks. This was the first official meeting of athletes.
In the second round of the Nature Valley Classic competition, Gasparyan will play either with her compatriot Ekaterina Aleksandrova or with Croatian Petra Martic.
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