World no. 117 Lara Arruabarrena knocked out top seed Carla Suarez Navarro at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup first round.
In an all-Spanish encounter, Lara Arruabarrena defeated top seed seed Carla Suarez Navarro to book her place in the second round of TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup.
Putting %83 of first serves into play, world no. 117 Arruabarrena displayed a strong performance to close out the match in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 in 1 hour and 28 minutes.
The 27-year-old, who improved her record against compatriot Suarez Navarro to 2-0, will next play Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson to earn a spot in the quarterfinals in Istanbul.
BUZARNESCU OFF TO SOLID START
No. 2 seed Mihaela Buzarnescu made no mistake in her opener at the Spor Toto Tennis Park. She beat Julia Glushko 6-4, 6-4 to set a round two clash with Margarita Gasparyan.