Second-seeded Witthoeft wins Tashkent opener in three sets

by: AP | September 28, 2015

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The German defeated Kristyna Pliskova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. (AP)

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Second-seeded Carina Witthoeft was taken to three sets in her opening match of the Tashkent Open before advancing to the second round on Monday.

Witthoeft beat Kristyna Pliskova of Czech Republic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The German player will take on Donna Vekic or Kiki Bertens next in the Uzbekistan capital.

Margarita Gasparyan, the No. 6 seed from Russia, beat countrywoman Alexandra Panova 7-6 (2), 6-1, while Nao Hibino of Japan and Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany also advanced.

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