Kazakhstani Zarina Diyas toppled in Dubai

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Sad news for all Zarina Diyas fans - she is leaving the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in the United Arab Emirates after the third round, Kazinform has learnt from Vesti.kz.

The 21-year-old Diyas couldn't demonstrate her best tennis in the third-round match against Russian Ekaterina Makarova. World №9 Makarova routed Diyas in two straight sets 6:3, 6:4 taking their head-to-head to 2:0. The Russian tennis player needed only 1h 44min to outplay Zarina who made 11 double faults. Makarova will play against 1st seed of the tournament Romanian Simona Halep in the quarterfinal. Earlier it was reported that Zarina Diyas sensationally beat world №10 Andrea Petkovic of Germany 7:5, 6:3 in the second-round clash.

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