Sevastova through to second round of Moscow WTA

Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on Monday defeated Slovakia's Magdalana Rybarikova 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Moscow WTA Premier series tournament.

At the moment Sevastova is ranked 11th in the WTA rankings, while Rybarikova is ranked 39th.

Sevastova has earned 55 WTA rankings points for advancing to the second round of the Kremlin Cup, where she will take on Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva, who is currently ranked 48th in the world.

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