The 61st racket of the world, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, beat Russian woman Vera Zvonareva, who occupies the 84th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 7/5, 6/4 at the start of the tournament in Stuttgart.
The match lasted 1 hour and 44 minutes. During this time, Azarenka, 29, completed three aces, once made a mistake in filing and sold four break points, while Zvonareva, 34, served up twice, made two double mistakes and made two breaks.
Now the score in personal meetings was 6: 6. In the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix competition, Azarenka will fight with the Czech Karolin Pliskova.