Istanbul Cup: Pironkova advances to round 2

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:40 IST

Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria beat Mariana Diaz-Olivia of Argentina 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 Monday in the first round of the Istanbul Cup.

Istanbul: Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria beat Mariana Diaz-Olivia of Argentina 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 Monday in the first round of the Istanbul Cup. Pironkova will face top-seeded Anastasia Myskina of Russia on Tuesday. Also, sixth-seeded Catalina Castano of Colombia beat Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-3, 6-3, Karolina Sprem of Croatia upset eighth-seeded Jelena Kostanic of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (3) and Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands defeated Irina Kotkina of Russia 6-0, 4-0. Kotkina retired with an injury. (AP)
Topics : Tennis Vera Zvonareva Tsvetana Pironkova
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