Koukalova advances at Istanbul Cup

2014-07-14T13:59:47Z 2014-07-14T18:09:48Z Koukalova advances at Istanbul CupThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 14, 2014 1:59 pm

ISTANBUL (AP) — Klara Koukalova survived a first-round scare at the Istanbul Cup to defeat Donna Vekic of Croatia in three sets, winning 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 on Monday.

The third-seeded Czech was joined in the second round at the 64-court Koza World of Sport Complex by fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine who beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

In another three-set match, seventh-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia defeated Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 1-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays Swiss Belinda Bencic on Tuesday.

The hardcourt Istanbul Cup has rejoined the WTA calendar after a three-year break during which time the Turkish city hosted the WTA finals.

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