Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Sports Network) - Galina Voskoboeva won her first-round
match Tuesday at the Tashkent Open, while fellow Kazakhstan native Yaroslava
Shvedova was sent home early.
The seventh-seeded Voskoboeva posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Maryna Zanevska
of the Ukraine, while Serbia's Vesna Dolonc eliminated the eighth-seeded
Shvedova with a 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 triumph.
Voskoboeva, one of Serena Williams' victims at the U.S. Open, will next meet
Israel's Julia Glushko, a 6-3, 7-5 winner Tuesday over Tetyana Arefyeva of the
Shvedova was also ousted by Williams in the third round at Flushing Meadows.
Dolonc, meanwhile, had lost each of her last two first-round matches after a
run to the third round at Wimbledon. She'll next face Luxembourg's Mandy
Minella, a first-round winner on Monday.
Other winners Tuesday included Japan's Misaki Doi, Petra Cetkovska of the
Czech Republic and Spain's Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.
Doi claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win over Russia's Evgeniya Rodina and will next meet
top-seeded Bojana Jovanovski in the second round, while Cetkovska disappointed
the home crowd with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) victory over Uzbekistan wild card Nigina
Abduraimova to earn a second-round date with third-seeded Yvonne Meusberger.
Torro-Flor also ousted a native of the host country with a 6-0, 6-3 rout of
wild card Arina Folts to set up a second-round encounter with defending champ
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