The 5th seed Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova rallied to beat the Turkish player Cagla Buyukakcay in straight sets 6/4, 6/4 in 1 h 31 mins. The tennis player from Samara had more winners (21 v. 14). “It was difficult to play her on this specific surface because the ball bounced sometimes low, sometimes high. I was having a hard time adjusting to the ball”, – Anastasia confessed after the match.
Pavlyuchenkova’s next opponent will be determined in the match Katarina Zavatska (Ukraine) vs Anastasia Gasanova (Russia).