the French tennis player, 61-ranked Alize cornet in the first round of the tournament in Saint Petersburg in straight sets in one hour four minutes and defeated the representative of Latvia Jelena Ostapenko– 6:1, 6:2.
Root twice filed through, made two double faults and implemented five break points out of six, and Ostapenko, which occupies 40-e a place in rating WTA, no ACE and eight double faults.
Thus the French advanced to the second round of the tournament where she will face Maria Zaccari (No. 21) from Greece, who in the first round of the Russian Vitaly Dyachenko (No. 89).