Istanbul Cup WTA tournament begins
The main draw matches of Istanbul Cup WTA tour tournament will begin in Istanbul on Monday, reported Xinhua.
Russia's Vera Zvonareva, the top seed of the tournament, will take on Mariya Koryttseva of Ukraine in the first round while second seed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland meets Rossana De Los Rios of Paraguay.
Third seed Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain faces a qualifier, and fourth seed Arevane Rezai of France will play Viktoriya Kutuzova of Ukraine.
Three Turkish players will take part in this year's main draw. Ipek Senoglu was drawn against Maria Elena Camerin of Italy while Pemra Ozgen will take on Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands and Cagla Buyukakcay will have to battle against eighth seed Lucia Hradecka of Czezh Republic.
The tournament will end on August 2.