Former world no. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova and former world no. 5 Daniela Hantuchova were among the eight players who moved into the third and final round of qualifying for the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Sunday.
With a cut off of 29, several big names were forced to play the qualifying event this week.
Also winning on Sunday was Poland's Urszula Radwanska and Jie Zheng.
Women's Singles Qualifying - Second Round
[WC] S Kuznetsova (RUS) d D Gavrilova (RUS) 62 62
[WC] E Bychkova (RUS) d E Vesnina (RUS) 75 31 ret. (viral illness)
K Nara (JPN) d C Mchale (USA) 64 26 63
U Radwanska (POL) d A Amanmuradova (UZB) 75 63
D Hantuchova (SVK) d S Halep (ROU) W/O (lower back)
C Suarez Navarro (ESP) d O Rogowska (AUS) 60 62
J Zheng (CHN) d A Morita (JPN) 16 61 20 ret. (right wrist)
A Medina Garrigues (ESP) d S Zhang (CHN) 75 36 62
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