WTA Taipei: Arantxa Rus, Olga Savchuk reach final qualifying round

Comprehensive results from the qualifying round of this weeks only WTA event in Chinese Taipei

by Vishal Gajaria
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WTA Taipei: Arantxa Rus, Olga Savchuk reach final qualifying round

Top seeds Arantxa Rus, Ekaterina Bychkova and Olga Savchuk advanced to the second and final round of qualifying, after winning their opening-round qualifying match of the WTA 125K - OEC Taipei WTA Challenger 2013 in Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

Besides, fourth seed Tereza Mrdeza, fifht seed Paula Kania crushed their respective semifinal opponents in the first round of qualifying. In the only upset of the day, ninth seed Yuxuan Zhang was ousted in a thrilling encounter by local hope Chin-Wei Chan.

Women's Qualifying Singles - 1st Round (1) A Rus bt. X Han 6-4, 7-5. (7) L Kerkhove bt. W Hsu 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. (2) E Bychkova bt. C Hsu 6-3, 6-4. (5) P Kania bt. A Raina 6-3, 6-1. (3) Olga Savchuk bt. P Lee 6-2, 6-1. (8) V Solovyeva bt.

N Luangnam 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. (4) T Mrdeza bt. I Buryachok 6-4, 6-2. C Chan bt. (9) Y Zhang 7-5, 6-7, 6-4.

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