ERAYDIN WITH A SOLID START

Qualifying action has started at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup as three matches are already completed. Hometown favorite Basak Eraydin is through to the final round alongside Sorana Cirstea and Reka-Luca Jani.

Facing a former top-100 player Laura Pous-Tio, 21-year-old Eraydin had an impressive serving performance, saving all eight break points. She needed 2 hours and 4 minutes for the 6-2, 7-6(10) win against the Spaniard after a breathtaking second set tie-break where she saved four set points.

Turkey Fed Cup Team member Eraydin will next meet Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Career-high ranked 21st Cirstea had a short day at the office beating Pemra Ozgen 6-0, 6-1. Reka-Leca Jani was also added to winners list as she defeated Romina Oprandi in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.