Anastasia Potapova from Saratov won her opening qualification match at St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020 beating the Italian Martina Di Giuseppe 6/1, 6/4 in an hour. The Russian fired 4 aces and made 4 double faults and her opponent had 2 aces and three double faults.
«Wherever you play, at home or not, no matter who your opponent is, a first match is a first match. It is always tough and I am not speaking about mental or physical things, I mean the whole atmosphere and conditions which you have to get used to, the ball bounce and the light. I felt myself confident and rather calm. In general I am satisfied with my match today but now I have to improve my tennis day by day and from match to match», – Anastasia told the tournament’s press service after the match.
Potapova’s next opponent will be the winner of the match Cristina Busca (Spain) vs Pauline Parmentier (France).