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.