A go to to an ice hockey sport in Nur-Sultan forward of the inaugural WTA Astana Open starting on Monday has reaffirmed for Zarina Diyas her perception within the significance of teamwork.
Diyas has been a member of Kazakhstan’s nationwide crew for a decade and is a agency believer that the help supplied by her coaches and teammates has been very important in her WTA Tour success.
The 27-year-old famous related traits when attending an ice hockey match that includes Barys, the native aspect in Nur-Sultan, with Astana Open prime seed Yulia Putintseva and Yaroslava Shvedova.
The World No. 112 was delighted to have the chance to attend the sport and was fascinated by the tempo and energy of the gamers concerned.
“That is my first time [at] hockey,” Diyas stated. “Lastly it occurred. I like this ambiance and power. There’s a cussed battle and such lively followers. [It is] very cool.”
“After I come to Astana the following time, and I’ve free time, I’ll undoubtedly come to a match. I actually favored the ice hockey.”
The Billie Jean King Cup teammates had been honored on the ice hockey match forward of what’s a major week for Kazakhstan tennis.
Barys vice-president Arnur Alsherov offered the native stars with jerseys with their surnames emblazoned throughout the again.
Diyas is among the many 4 Kazakhstan entrants within the WTA 250 Astana Open headed by Putintseva, who’s chasing her second tour title for this season.
She performs qualifier Anastasia Zakharova in her opening-round match. Putintseva has drawn Ekaterine Gorgodze in her first-round outing.
Kazakh wildcards Anna Danilina and Zhibek Kulambayeva are additionally intent on performing strongly within the first WTA Tour occasion to be held in Nur-Sultan.
However each have testing first-round matches
Kulambayeva will play second seed Alison van Uytvanck, whereas Danilina has drawn Kristina Mladenovic