Gasparyan Surprises Svitolina for her biggest career win at Birmingham
Russia’s Margarita Gasparyan is mastering out her yard game. The Russian scratched her biggest occupation win on Monday at Birmingham by obtaining World No. 7 Elina Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4 for just her second WTA-level win on the surface area.
The fourth-seeded Svitolina wasn’t the only seed to fall on Monday. No.5-seeded Aryna Sabalenka dropped a three-setter to Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Tapei, 6-3 2-6 7-6( 1 ).
Gasparyan, now just 2-3 lifetime on turf, will certainly encounter either Petra Martic or Ekaterina Alexandrova in the second round.
The 24-year-old World No.62 broke six times on 12 opportunities while having fun with aggressiveness throughout the match. She competed out to a 4-1 lead in the decider as well as never recalled, asserting her second Top 10 win in one hour and 58 minutes.
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Margarita Gasparyan with the #NatureValleyClassic fans after her 1st round win against No.4 seed Svitolina.
It was Gasparyan's 2nd ever win against a top 1⃣0⃣ player! 👏 pic.twitter.com/VtMtpLhNW9
— LTA (@the_LTA) June 17, 2019
Seventh-seeded Johanna Konta proceeded her run of great kind onto the lawn. The Roland Garros semi-finalist defeated Anett Kontaveit 6-4 6-2. The British No. 1 dropped simply six first-serve points and saved 2 of the three break factors she faced.
It has been an astonishing run for the Russian, who went through three knee surgical treatments in the period of a year as well as went back to the excursion last April outside the Leading 1000.
The accomplishment was Hsieh’s fourth Top 10 win of the season.