The representative of Kazakhstan, Yulia Putintseva, failed to overcome the barrier of the first round of the competition in St. Petersburg, losing in three sets to Czech Tereza Martincova, – 6/4, 2/6, 2/6.
For 2 hours and 15 minutes of the match, the 41st WTA rating number 24, Putintseva, 24, took a rival twice, made three aces and two double mistakes. Tereza, 24, who is ranked 181st in the world classification, sold five break points, made two aces, and made one mistake when serving.
Previously between the athletes have not met. In the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy tournament, Martincova will fight either with Russian Ekaterina Aleksandrova or with Slovak Dominika Cibulkova.