Sasnovich into Miami Open round 2, Lapko out in qualification

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Sasnovich into Miami Open round 2, Lapko out in qualification

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Belarusian tennis player Alexandra Sasnovich won in the opening match of the Miami Open.  

In a dramatic three-set fight Sasnovich (46) defeated the Czech Kristýna Plíšková (80) 1:6, 7:6 (7:5), 7:5. The match lasted more than two hours.

In the last 64, Sasnovich will encounter Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (25).

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Vera Lapko (135) lost to German Andrea Petkovic (111) 6:7 (1:7), 2:6. Thus, the Belarusian athlete was eliminated in the second round of qualification. The match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Two more Belarusians will participate in the tournament. Victoria Azarenka (186) will take on American CiCi Bellis (44). Aryna Sabalenka (60) will play against US Madison Brengle (77).