2016 TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup contender Lucie Hradecka scored one of the biggest upsets of the opening rounds at the Miami Open. World no.85 from Czech Republic stunned Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the second round at the Premier Mandatory level tournament.
Hradecka, runner-up in Istanbul in 2009 (lost against Vera Dushevina), was very dominant in winners as she finished the match with 29 to Bouchard’s 11. 9th seed Roberta Vinci awaits Hradecka in the next round.
Lesia Tsurenko, Yanina Wickmayer, Danka Kovinic, Kirsten Flipkens, Irina Falconi who are also going to meet the fans in Istanbul also through as 13th seed Victoria Azarenka, 23th seed Caroline Wozniacki and 28th seed Anna Karolina Schmiedlova received first-round bye.
To watch Lucie Hradecka and many more WTA stars at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, don’t forget to book your place at Garanti Koza Arena!