Tennis players of Uzbekistan have started a successful performance at ATP and ITF international tournaments.
The top seed of Uzbekistan Denis Istomin has overcome the first round of the ATP tournament in Marrakech, having won Italian Lorenzo Giustino in two sets with a score of 7: 6 (1), 6: 4. The meet lasted 2 hours 24 minutes. 72-th number of the ATP rankings, 29-year-old Denis, performed six aces, converted two break-points, and made no faults.
The top seed in Uzbek women's tennis Sabina Sharipova in the opening lap of the ITF tournament in Kashiwa (Japan) defeated Chinese Zhu Lin: 4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 0. The athletes spent 2 hours and 15 minutes on the court. During this time the 21-year-old Sabina, who is 212-th in the world ranking, has performed one ace, converted eight break-points, and made the same number of double faults. The 180th-ranked, 22-year-old Zhu, made five breaks and one ace, having made five faults.
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