WTA GUANGZHOU&SEOUL- Top seed Sara Errani and second seed Jelena Jankovic advance



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WTA GUANGZHOU&SEOUL- Top seed Sara Errani and second seed Jelena Jankovic advance

Tennis- Top seed Sara Errani, second seed Jelena Jankovic advanced into the second round of the Guangzhou International Women's Open tournament whereas seventh seed Katerina Siniakova and eighth seed Saisai Zheng were shown exit door.

Last year's semifinalist Errani saved five match points as she defeated local girl, World No.119 Hinyun Hna 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(8) in an epic thriller. The marathon encounter lasted for 3 hours and 8 minutes. Errani could have faced Denisa Allertova in the second round, who had beaten Errani in last year's semifinal, but Allertova was also beaten in a close 3 match encounter by Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4).

Second seed Jelena Jankovic eased past Chinese qualifier Xiaodi You in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in just 66 minutes and will face Sweden's Rebecca Peterson, who defeated Chinese wildcard Shilin Xu 6-3, 6-1. Seventh seed Katerina Siniakova, who lost in the Tokyo final one day back, bowed out in straight sets against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 6-1.

Eighth seed Saisai Zheng was knocked out by compatriot Shuai Peng in 3 sets 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. SINGLES - FIRST ROUND
[1] Sara Errani (ITA) d Xinyun Han (CHN) | 4 - 6 | 7 - 5 | 7 - 6 (8)
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) d Denisa Allertova (CZE) | 3 - 6 | 6 - 3 | 7 - 6 (4)
Anett Kontaveit (EST) d [7] Katerina Siniakova (CZE) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 1
[2] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d [Q] Xiaodi You (CHN) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 1
Rebecca Peterson (SWE) d [WC] Shilin Xu (CHN) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 1
[WC] Shuai Peng (CHN) d [8] Saisai Zheng (CHN) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 2 | 6 - 3
[Q] Sofia Shapatava (GEO) d Vania King (USA) | 6 - 3 | 7 - 5
Olga Govortsova (BLR) d Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 7 (7) | 6 - 4
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) d [Q] Junri Namigata (JPN) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 1
Nigina Abduraimova (UZB) d [L] Cristiana Ferrando (ITA) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 3
Sabine Lisicki (GER) d [L] Kwan Yau Ng (HKG) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 0 SEOUL RESULTS ON NEXT PAGE Also Read: WTA TOKYO- Madison Keys stunned, Petra Kvitova progresses