Festival at home, full of Russian players in the individual semifinals of the tournament WTA indoor on hard court in Saint Petersburg, in Russia. This Saturday, duels between Margarita Gasparyan and Vera Zvonareva and Svetlana Kuznetsova against Daria Kasatkina.
Margaret Gasparyan surprised by beating the favorite of the tournament, the also Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, 6-2 and 7-5 in just one hour and twenty minutes of play.
The seniority of Vera Zvonareva wove a trap into which the effervescent young woman fell Anastasia gasanova: 6-3 and 6-1.
The local Svetlana Kuznetsova, seeded number four, beat the Romanian Jaqueline christian, who resisted him in the first set (6-7) but could not stand the Russian onslaught in the next two (6-3 and 6-3).
In the last match of the day that faced the also Russians Daria Kasatkina, seeded number 8, and Veronika KudermetovaSeeded number 2, the best seeded won the first heat 6-1, but then lost control of the game in the next two sets (1-6 and 2-6), and fell to her rival.
The sixth edition of the Saint Petersburg Tournament, which is played with the public in the pavilion Sibur Arena Until March 21, it distributes in prizes $ 565,530, of which $ 90,000 for the winner.