Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko advanced to the second round of the tournament in Nur-Sultan on the refusal of Russian Vitaly Dyachenko.
The 135th racket of the world withdrew with the score 1: 6, 1 : 3.
In 57 minutes Tsurenko managed to make 5 breaks and 3 double faults. Her opponent filed right through twice, made 5 double faults and converted 1 of 2 break points.
In the next round, the Ukrainian will play either against the Russian Varvara Gracheva or the Czech Christina Plishkova.
WTA 250. Astana Open. Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan). Hard. Prize fund – $ 235,238
Lesya Tsurenko (Ukraine, Q) – Vitalia Dyachenko (Russia, SR) – 6: 1 , 3: 1 refusal by Dyachenko