Russian Anastasia Zakharova lost in the first round of the tournament in Nur-Sultan.
The 210th racket of the world was defeated by Zarina Diyas from Kazakhstan.
< p> Zakharova made one ace, made seven double faults and converted five break points. Her rival, ranked 109 in the WTA rankings, made three aces, committed eight double faults and implemented five breaks.
In the next round, Diyas will face Rebecca Peterson from Sweden.
WTA 250. Astana Open. Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan). Hard. Prize fund – $ 235,238
Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) – Anastasia Zakharova (Russia) – 7: 6 (8: 6 ), 4: 6, 7: 5.