Latvian tennis player, 42-I racket of the world Elena Ostapenko in the first round of the tournament in Qatar Doha in three sets over two hours and 30 minutes, beat the representative of Swiss Jil Belen Teichmann– 7:5, 2:6, 7:5.
Ostapenko twice filed through, committed six double faults and implemented seven break points of 14 and Teichmann, which occupies 68-e a place in the WTA rankings, three aces, one double fault and completed seven breaks of 12.
Thus, the 22-year-old native of Riga has reached the second round of the tournament where they will play the winner of the confrontation between Petra Martic (Croatia, No. 15) – Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic, No. 35).