COMFORTABLE DAY FOR SAKKARI

Top seed of TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup qualifying Maria Sakkari made no mistake advancing to the final round. World no. 126 from Greece managed to knock out Cristina Dinu 7-5, 6-1 and set the encounter against Myrtille Georges.

Longest clash of the day took place on Garanti Koza Arena between Marina Melnikova and Melis Sezer. It took 2 hours and 53 minutes for Melnikova to upset the local favorite Sezer 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 as she came one step closer for the main draw.

Lu Jing-Jing, Nigina Abduraimova, Kristina Kucova, Marina Erakovic, Maryna Zanevska and Tereza Martincova were also among the players reaching the second and final round at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup qualies.