Latest match in the first day, Argentinian Nadia Podoroska defeated Melis Sezer in three sets by coming a set down. Youngster Berfu Cengiz also fell in three sets.
Injury-plagued Turkish player Melis Sezer lost to Argentinian Nadia Podoroska in qualifying after nearly three-hours fight. She took first set 6-2 but not to continue domination of the match. In a close battle witnessed by spectators in second and third set, won by Podoroska 6-4 and 7-5. Melis actually had a chance to toppling opponent in third set, but couldn’t converted important break points at 5-5. 1997-born Podoroska advanced to final round after beating Turkish player in 2 hours 45 minutes.
Before Melis, another local player Berfu Cengiz takes the court against Russian Anastasia Komardina. 18-year old talent Cengiz, No.1 Turkish junior for a while, beaten by Komardina 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 on the Garanti Koza Arena.
Qualifying round results:
Alexandra Cadantu-Dalila Jakupovic: 6-1, 6-4
Veronika Kudermetova-Sofia Shapatava: 6-4, 6-2
Victoria Kamenskaya-Akiko Omae: 6-0, 6-0
Anastasiya Komardina-Berfu Cengiz: 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Conny Perrin-Sabina Sharipova: 6-0, 6-3
Anna Kalinskaya-İpek Öz: 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Fiona Ferro-Tereza Martincova: 6-4, 6-2
Teliana Perreira-Tara Moore: 6-0, 4-6, 7-6
Elizaveta Kulichkova-Viktoriya Kuzmova: 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Alla Kudryavtseva-Andreea Mitu: 6-3, 6-2
Başak Eraydın-Tereza Smitkova: 4-6, 6-2, 7-6
Natalia Podoroska-Melis Sezer: 2-6, 6-4, 7-5