No. 2 seed Mihaela Buzarnescu fell to Margarita Gasparyan in the second round of TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup.
Following top seed Carla Suarez Navarro’s early exit of the day before, there was another upset at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup as second seed Mihaela Buzarnescu stunned by Margarita Gasparyan in round of 16.
Ranked no . 72 in the world, Gasparyan executed an impressive comeback in the third set. Trailing 3-5 in the decider, Gasparyan won four games in a row to eliminate Buzarnescu 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals.
Defending champion Pauline Parmentier is also out of the tournament in the second round losing 6-0, 6-4 to Elena Rybakina while Lara Arruabarrena and Barbora Strycova advanced to the last eight at the Spor Toto Tennis Park.