ASTANA – Wimbledon Stadium in London will host the prestigious open tennis championship of England from June 24 to July 7 with a record $34.4 million purse.
However, athletes who did not automatically make the main draw had to play a qualifying tournament earlier.
Kazakhstan’s Galina Voskoboyeva, Cecile Karatancheva and Yeugeny Korolev each played three qualifying matches. Karatancheva won two qualifying matches against players from the Czech Republic and the UK, but lost in the final qualifying match to Yvonne Meusburger from Austria. Korolev also won two qualifying matches before ultimately losing to German Dustin Brown. Only Voskoboyeva won all three of her qualifying matches and will play in Wimbledon’s main draw.
Kazakhstan tennis player Yaroslava Shvedova won the first round of the “Grand Slam” tournament -“Wimbledon”.
Yaroslava Shvedova was stronger than the Dutch tennis player Kiki Bertens, won with the score 6:4, 6:3. Later, she will fight for the title with the winner of a pair Petra Kvitova – Coco Vandeweghe.