PETERSON SEES OFF OZGEN

Main draw action has begun at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup with three singles matches played on day 1. Rebecca Peterson got the better off home-crowd favorite Pemra Ozgen as No. 6 seed Petra Martic was victorious in three sets.

Ranked 65th in the world, Peterson needed 1 hour and 36 minutes to defeat 32-year-old wildcard Ozgen 6-1, 2-6, 6-0. She will next play top seed Carla Suarez Navarro or Lara Arruabarrena for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Martic overcame a slow start to defeat Tamara Zidansek 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 meanwhile Margarita Gasparyan won the second longest match this season so far over Johanna Larsson 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 after 3 hours and 10 minutes.