The 24th World No., Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, advanced to the second round of the competition in Dubai. Her rival from Kazakhstan, Yulia Putintseva, occupying the 43rd line of the WTA rating, refused to continue the struggle.
The match ended with the score 6/3, 2/0. Tennis players spent on the court 1 hour and 7 minutes. During this time, 29-year-old Tsurenko completed two aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold four break points, and 24-year-old Putintseva once filed right through, made four double mistakes and made one break.
Now the score in personal meetings was 2: 2. Tsurenko’s next opponent in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will be either the Belgian Elise Mertens or the Chinese Zhu Lin.