ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 21 (UPI) -- Alona Bondarenko dropped just one game in notching a first-round win at the $200,000 Istanbul Cup tennis tournament in Turkey.
Bondarenko played better than her No. 5 seeding in sweeping out Pemra Ozgen 6-1, 6-0. She was the runner-up to Justine Henin in the recent tournament in Warsaw and is considered a rising star on the circuit.
The winner of the clay-court tournament will receive $28,180.