The 78th World No., Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, beat Czech Tereza Martincova, who ranks 181st in the WTA ranking, with a score of 7/5, 6/2 in the second round of the tournament in St. Petersburg.
The match lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes. During this time, 24-year-old Alexandrova performed four aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold five break points, and her peer from the Czech Republic twice passed through, made four double mistakes and made two breaks.
Now the score in personal meetings was 2: 2. In the quarterfinals of the competition St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy Alexandrova will play either with the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.