Pironkova to play Sharapova in Istanbul Cup

Updated: 23 May 2007 18:27 IST

Tsvetana Pironkova beat Olga Govortsova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Monday to set up a second-round match against Maria Sharapova in the Istanbul Cup.

Pironkova to play Sharapova in Istanbul Cup

Istanbul:

Tsvetana Pironkova beat Olga Govortsova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Monday to set up a second-round match against Maria Sharapova in the Istanbul Cup.

The top-seeded Russian had a bye in the first round of the clay-court tournament.

Second-seeded Elena Dementieva also had a bye and will play Jelena Kostanic Tosic. The Croat beat Yaroslava Shvedova 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round.

Fifth-seeded Alona Bondarenko dropped only one game to beat Pemra Ozgen of Turkey 6-1, 6-0, while seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Ekaterina Bychkova 7-5, 7-5.

The field also includes fourth-seeded Venus Williams who is due to face Tatiana Putchek in the first round.

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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