Bulgaria's Sesil Karatancheva Proceeds to Second Round of ITF Tournament in Poland
Bulgaria's second-highest ranking female tennis player Sesil Karatancheva proceeded to the second round of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament, which is taking place in Sobota/Rokietnica in Poland.
Karatancheva defeated the representative of the hosts Katarzyna Piter with 6:2, 7:5.
The Bulgarian achieved a break in the fifth game of the first set, coming in the lead with 3:2, daily Dnevnik informs.
Karatancheva consolidated her lead, recorded a second break and easily claimed the first set.
The Bulgarian established a 3:0 lead in the second set, but a drop in her performance allowed Piter to equalise the score.
Karatancheva made a decisive break to come in the lead with 6:5 and after winning her service game, she claimed the final victory.
The Bulgarian is seeded first in the tournament as she is the player with the highest WTA ranking.
In the second round, Karatancheva is to face Martina Borecka from the Czech Republic.
Karatancheva ended a series of five consecutive defeats and successive knock outs from the first rounds of four consecutive tournaments.
Thus, The Bulgarian recorded her first victory since the end of May, when she defeated the former WTA No.1 Jelena Jankovic in the first round of Roland Garros.
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