Second-seeded Yulia Putintseva is ready for the second round in Båstad after a win against Lisa Zaar.
Putintseva, who didn’t seem to be enjoying herself on court today, didn’t get it going early in the first set where Zaar read the game and hung in well to lead 3-2. There, however, came the turning point for the 56th-ranked Khazaki who had now found more rhythm and succeeded with the many drop shots that Zaar no longer managed to catch up with. Putintseva won 4 straight games and the set ended 6-3.
Despite a strong effort and a good pick-up in the second set, Lisa Zaar lost and Yulia Putintseva now faces the American Katie Volynets in the second round.