Former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka prevailed over the Russian Margarita Gasparyan in R1 of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 – 6/4, 6/1.
The match lasted 1 hour 30 minutes. Victoria converted 7 break points out of 19, Margarita broke three times.
Azarenka will vie with the defending champion of the tournament, Australian Open 2019 runner-up Petra Kvitova for a place in QF.
«It will be a tough match. She is in a good shape now, she had a great start of the year. We haven’t played each other for a long time, so it would be interesting. Every match for me right now is very important, it doesn’t matter who my opponent is. I just want to play and to improve», – said Victoria.