Katerina Bondarenko won the opening match at the tournament in China.
Kateryna Bondarenko lost to the representative of Poland Magda Lynette in the first round of the WTA tournament in Tianjin 6: 3, 3: 6, 5: 7.
Katerina started the match very confidently, made two breaks and took the lead 5: 1. After that, the Ukrainian lost her serve, but still brought the set to victory 6: 3.
In the second set, Lynette pulled ahead 4: 1, but then lost two games in a row. Bondarenko failed to equalize, the Pole realized a hidden set point, after which she defended the serve, winning the set.
In the decisive game, the girls took turns taking their games, until, with the score 5: 5, Lynette earned a double hidden matchball. One of them Bondarenko won back, but from the second the rival still made a break. Our tennis player failed to impose a fight in the next game and Lynette filed for a win.