The number one of the seeding Simona Halep has had some problem to defeat the young Croatian tennis player Ana Konjuh, showing once again a psycho-physical fitness shape not at the top. However, the Romanian was able to eliminate her rival in two sets, and now she will face the wild card Natalia Vikhlyantseva who defeated Daria Kasatkina in two sets, in one of the two Russian derbis of today.
Elena Vesnina defeated in the first round match, her friend / rival countrywoman Ekaterina Makarova at the end of two sets dominated by the recent semifinalist of Wimbledon. Now the Russian tennis player will face the Frenchwoman Cornet.
Yulia Putintseva defeated Annika Beck in two sets, after a match well played by the young Kazakh. In the third round she will meet Svetlana Kuznetsova, who beat in two sets the Australian tennis player Daria Gavrilova, after a great match.
WTA St. Petersburg results Second Round:  Simona Halep (ROU) d. Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-4 7-6(2)
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d. Annika Beck (GER) 6-4 6-0
[WC] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) d. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 7-6(4) 6-2
 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d.
Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 6-1 6-3 First round:  Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-3 6-1