Ukrainian tennis player Nadezhda Kichenok successfully started in the doubles of the WTA 250 tournament in France.
In the first round, a Ukrainian duet with Makoto Ninomiya from Japan outplayed the tandem Alyona Fomina-Klotz / Elsa Jaquemot (-/France), who received a wild card from the organizers.
Lyon. First round
Nadezhda Kichenok / Makoto Ninomiya – Alena Fomina-Klotz / Elsa Jakemot – 6:4, 3:6, 10-4
Note that Fomina-Klots was born in Sevastopol and until 2017 represented Ukraine.
In the quarterfinals, Nadezhda and Makoto will face the duo Ana Bogdan / Danka Kovinic (Romania / Montenegro).
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