MINSK, 21 September (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 52 went off to a good start at the Astana Open defeating Elias Ymer of Sweden 6-2, 6-4 in the opener, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian will next face Kazakhstan's world number 280 Timofey Skatov for a spot in the quarterfinal.
Belarus' world number 97 Egor Gerasimov will open against world number 53 Benoit Paire of France. In the men's doubles opener Belarus' Andrei Vasilevski and Jonathan Erlich of Israel will play Brazil duo Rafael Matos and Marcelo Demoliner.
In the women's event in Ostrava, the Czech Republic Belarus-Kazakhstan tandem Lidziya Marozava and Anna Danilina reached the doubles quarterfinal seeking of Russia's Natela Dzalamidze and Yana Sizikova 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 10-6.
The tournaments in Nur-Sultan and Ostrava will be over on 26 September.