Yastremska comes from brink to see off Anisimova, Rybakina sees off Bouzkova in hard fought victory
Dayana Yastremska and Elena Rybakina are among the players through to the next round at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome after hard fought victories to begin their campaigns.
Yastremska in particular saw off Amanda Anisimova 4-6, 7-6, 6-4; in a match where she was trailing by a set and a break late in the 2nd.
Anisimova served for the match at 6-4, 5-4 before Yastremska returned to take the tie in a deciding set and set up a tie with Simona Halep on Friday; after an impressive comeback from the Ukrainian.
Rybakina also had it tough against Marie Bouzkova with the number 10 seed coming back from 4-1 down in the 1st set before failing to serve out the match twice in the second. In the end though, she came out a 7-5, 7-6(3) victor.
Next up will be either Petra Martic or Yulia Putintseva as the Kazakh who showed such brilliant early promise hopes to build a head of steam in Rome; after previously seeing off Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-0, 6-4 on Monday gaining a measure of revenge for previous defeats.
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