WTA - 16 year old Belinda Bencic advances but Alisa Kleybanova falls in Pattaya qualifying



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WTA - 16 year old Belinda Bencic advances but Alisa Kleybanova falls in Pattaya qualifying

Tennis - 16 year old Belinda Bencic, who qualified and won a round at the Australian Open last week, continued her rise up the women's ranks with a first round win in qualifying at the PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand. Bencic upset the Kazakh third seed Zarina Diyas 6-2, 7-6.

Meanwhile, former world no. 20 Alisa Kleybanova, who is coming back from cancer, was beaten 4-6, 1-6 in the first round by fourth seeded Australian Anastasia Rodionova. In qualifying draw of the WTA Paris event, Czech Krystina Pliskova and Swede Johanna Larsson were among those who advanced to the final round on Sunday.

PTT Pattaya Open First Round Qualifying Results - [4] Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) d Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4 [6] Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d [WC] Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 1 Belinda Bencic (SUI) d [3] Zarina Diyas (KAZ) | 6 - 2 | 7 - 6 (4) [5] Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d [WC] Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 2 Olga Savchuk (UKR) d [1] Olga Puchkova (RUS) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 4 | 7 - 5 [7] Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d Risa Ozaki (JPN) | 6 - 0 | 4 - 6 | 7 - 5 Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) d [8] Paula Kania (POL) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4 [2] Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) d Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 6-4, 6-3 OPEN GDF SUEZ Second Round Qualifying Results - Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) d Petra Martic (CRO) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 4 [7] Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d [WC] Pauline Parmentier (FRA) | 7 - 6 (3) | 6 - 4 Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d [4] Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) | 7 - 5 | 5 - 7 | 6 - 1 Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) d Maryna Zanevska (UKR) | 6 - 3 | 7 - 6 (5) Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) d Nadia Petrova (RUS) | 6 - 4 | 7 - 5 Johanna Larsson (SWE) d Vesna Dolonc (SRB) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 3 Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) d Mathilde Johansson (FRA) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 4 Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) d Virginie Razzano (FRA) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4