Kazakhstani Kukushkin, Diyas advance in Cincinnati
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Mikhail Kukushkin and Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan both advanced in the qualifying round of tennis tournament Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Kazinform has learnt from Sports.kz.
Kukushkin stunned American wildcard Jack Sock in three sets 6-7, 6-2, 6-3. In the final of the qualifying he will play against Russian Andrey Rublev.
As for Diyas, she upset Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in straight sets 6-1, 7-6.
One more representative of Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina was edged out of the qualifying round of the tournament by American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 3-6, 2-6.
Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan is expected to vie against Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the first-round match.