WTA Bastad In the Swedish event only two matches were completed. The second seeded player Anastasija Sevastova defeated the Russian Anna Blinkova 6-3 6-1 in just 56 minutes. In the first set Blinkova was up 3-1, then Sevastova won nine of the last ten remaining games of the match.
In the second round Sevastova will face another Russian, Ekaterina Alexandrova or Elizaveta Kulichkova. Sara Errani defeated Tamara Korpatsch 7-6(11) 6-2. The Italian player saved seven set points in the first set that lasted an hour and seven minutes, then she dominated.
In the second round Errani, who reached quarter-finals last year in Bastad, will face the Bucharest champion Irina Camelia Begu or the French Caroline Garcia, third seed. The match between the defending finalist Katerina Siniakova and the Swedish wild card player Rebecca Peterson got postponed until Tuesday.
Siniakova was leading 5-3 15-0 when the match was interrupted due to rain. First round matches results:
In the Chinese event Shuai Peng beat Kurumi Nara 6-3 in the third set and will face Alla Kudryatseva or Tereza Martincova. Qiang Wang beat Harriet Dart 6-4 6-1 and will play her second round match against Xinyun Han. The seventh seed Saisai Zheng lost to the qualifier Eri Hozumi 6-0 in the third set. Also Liu, Xun and Hibino advanced.
First round matches results: