Doha. Lyudmila Kichenok and Elena Ostapenko lost at the start of the competition

Ukrainian tennis player Lyudmila Kichenok and Elena Ostapenko from Latvia completed their performances in the doubles of the WTA 1000 series hard tournament in Doha (Qatar).

In the first set, the Ukrainian-Latvian pair lost to the tandem of Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya from Japan.

The match lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes. During this time, Kichenok and Ostapenko made 1 ace, 5 double faults and converted 2 out of 10 breakpoints.

Doha, Qatar. WTA-1000. First round

Lyudmila Kichenok/Elena Ostapenko (Ukraine/Latvia) — Eri Hozumi/Makoto Ninomiya (Japan/Japan) 3:6, 3:6

The opponents of Hozumi and Ninomiya in the next round of competition will be determined later.