Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea (WTA 67) qualified on Monday in the second round of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, with total prize money worth USD 1,835,490, after she defeated Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko (WTA 142), 6-4, 6-4, according to Agerpres.
Cirstea won in one hour and 24 minutes to an opponent coming from qualifiers.
For qualifying in the second round, Sorana Cirstea will receive $ 13,300 and 60 WTA points. Her next opponent will be Estonian Anett Kontaveit, 15th seeded, who defeated Timea Babos (Hungary), 6-2, 6-1.
Kontaveit (WTA 24) won both direct confrontations so far, 6-4, 6-4, in 2016, in the first round in Poitiers, and 6-1, 6-3, last year, in the first round in Dubai.