Qualifying draw is out for the ninth edition of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup. Greek talent Maria Sakkari will be competing as the top seed on the clay of Garanti Koza Arena.
Current world no.126 Sakkari will open her Istanbul campaign against Cristina Dinu of Romania. Winner of this clash is going to meet Sara Tomic or Myrtille Georges on the road to the main draw.
There are 6 former top 100 players in the qualifying action of TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup. These notable names are Sorana Cirstea, Laura Pous-Tio, Romina Oprandi, Marina Erakovic, Kateryna Kozlova and Katarzyna Piter.
Turkey will be represented with three players in the qualifying rounds as Pemra Ozgen will take on experienced Romanian Cirstea, Basak Eraydin will face Spaniard Pous-Tio and Melis Sezer’s first opponent will be Kozlova of Ukraine.
Six out of 24 players will advance to the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup main draw after winning two matches in a row.