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Putintseva punches ticket to Toronto second round

Yulia Putintseva battled past Canadian hopeful Katherine Sebov at the WTA 100 event in Toronto on Monday night. The Kazakh broke serve five times over the two hours and five minutes of play.

Yulia Putintseva at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Italy Yulia Putintseva at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Italy Image Credit: Zuma / Panoramic

Yulia Putintseva moved into the second round of the National Bank Open by edging out Canadian wild card Katherine Sebov 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the Aviva Centre in Toronto on Tuesday night.

Next up for Putintseva is a showdown against No 4 seed Paula Badosa.

WTA Toronto, other first-round matches and results:

  • Daria Kasatkina vs. Bianca Andreescu
  • Belinda Bencic vs. Tereza Martincova
  • Amanda Anisimova vs. Carol Zhao
  • Kaia Kanepi vs. Naomi Osaka
  • Shuai Zhang vs. Cristina Bucsa
  • Camila Giorgi vs. Emma Raducanu
  • Veronika Kudermetova vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Madison Brengle vs. Coco Gauff
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo vs. Claire Liu
  • Anna Bondar vs. Elise Mertens
  • Rebecca Marino vs. Qinwen Zheng
  • Jil Teichmann vs. Venus Williams
  • Petra Kvitova vs. Alison Riske-Amritraj: tuesday
  • Storm Sanders vs. Leylah Fernandez: tuesday
  • Alize Cornet beat Caroline Garcia: 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Asia Muhammad (Q) beat Madison Keys: 7-6 (5), 6-4
  • Sloane Stephens beat Sofia Kenin: 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5
  • Karolina Pliskova (14) beat Barbora Krejcikova: 6-3, 6-4
  • Jelena Ostapenko (16) beat Anhelina Kalinina: 6-4, 6-2
  • Serena Williams beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz (LL): 6-3, 6-4
  • Simona Halep (15) beat Donna Vekic (LL): 6-0, 6-2
  • Elena Rybakina beat Marie Bouzkova (Q): 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-1
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Martina Trevisan: 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
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