In the clash of two Russian qualifiers – Anastasia Potapova and Liudmila Samsonova, Potapova prevailed in straight sets – 6/2, 6/4. The match lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes. Samsonova aced 5 times and Potapova – 1. Anastasia converted 6 out of 8 break points, while Liudmila 2 out of 7.
«I had some problems in the second set and she fired unbelievable aces, that was really something! But when I had my chances I managed to seize them. I need to keep playing well, I need to stay consistent and continue the way I was playing. I think it will be just fine for me. I hope I will be doing well», – said Anastasia after the match.
In the next round Anastasia Potapova will face the winner of the match Marketa Voundrousova (CZE) vs Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS).