Turkmen tennis players started their performances in the group stage of the Asian and Oceania tournament for the Billie Jean King Cup, held in Dushanbe.
The tournament with the participation of 8 national teams was divided into 2 groups. The national team of Turkmenistan got into group «A» and will play there with the national teams of Tajikistan, Pakistan and Mongolia. The national teams of Uzbekistan, Guam, Brunei and Sri Lanka will play matches in group «B».
On August 22, our team played the first game with the hosts of the tournament, the women’s team of Tajikistan. Our tennis players confidently won with a score of 2:0. Anastasia Azimbaeva defeated Anastasia Tursunova (6:3; 7:6), and Maryam Mamedova defeated Gulnozhan Yakhyaeva (6:0; 6:0).
In doubles, our Rozhan Karadjaeva and Aisha Bikbulatova beat Tajik athletes Malika Rakhimova and Sumaya Tukhtaeva (6:1, 6:0).