22-year-old Sabina Sharipova, ranked 163rd in the world rankings, in the final selection round defeated 19-year-old Angelina Kalinina (478) of Ukraine - 6/3, 6/2. The match lasted 1 hour 11 minutes. During this time, Sabina made three aces, four double faults and five breaks. Her opponent made only two set points with a double fault.
However, Sabina is not the only who will play in the main draw of these prestigious competitions. Uzbekistan’s another female player Kamola Umarova (812) received a wild card.
According to the rules of the WTA, the winners of the qualifying rounds earned 18 points and $2220, and those who lost - 12 points and $1285.