Bulgaria's Pironkova Defeats Kalashnikova at China Qualifiers
Bulgaria's top female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova has opened the new season in Shenzhen, China with a land-slide against Oksana Kalashnikova.
Pironkova defeated Georgian Kalashnikova with 6-2, 6-1 at the first qualifying round of the tournament which has a prize pool of USD 500 000.
The Georgian Kalashnikova is 23 years old, currently is under number 309 in the world rankings, and in 2010 achieved her record ranking to date – number 156.
Pironkova gained USD 1852 from the tournament's prize pool as well as 12 WTA ranking points.
In the second and final qualifier, the Bulgarian will face the winner of the match between Swiss Viktorija Golubic and Yingying Duan from China.
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