Astakhova defeated Elvina Kalieva
in the round of 32 of the BCR Iasi Open with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 on Tuesday.
Astakhova came from a set down to secure her place in the next round. The 21-year-old won 58 percent of points on the first serve. In comparison, her opponent managed to win 50 percent points on her first serve. Next up for Astakhova will be VeronikaErjavec of Slovenia.