Third seed Lusika Kumkhum crashes out in first round of WTA $125K Challenger in Suzhou



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Third seed Lusika Kumkhum crashes out in first round of WTA $125K Challenger in Suzhou

Tennis - While the US Open moves into its second week, several other players are already back to the grind on the WTA Tour, playing the lower-tier events in the hope of earning points and moving up the rankings. (Click here to follow all the latest from Day 8 of the US Open). On Monday, the CAOXIJIU Suzhou Ladies Open kicked off in China and third seeded Luksika Kumkhum was the first major upset victim.

The Thai player lost to Taipei's Chin-Wei Chan in straight sets 4-6, 4-6. Fourth seed Anna-Lena Friedsam and seventh seed Kateryna Kozlova did manage to move into the second round with easy wins over unseeded opponents.

Jana Cepelova, of Slovakia, is the top seed in the draw this week. Singles - First round
Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) d [3] Luksika Kumkhum (THA) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4
Risa Ozaki (JPN) d Shu-Ying Hsieh (TPE) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 0
Misa Eguchi (JPN) d Arina Rodionova (AUS) | 6 - 3 | 1 - 6 | 7 - 6 (3)
[7] Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) d Lin Zhu (CHN) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0
Ling Zhang (HKG) d Sofia Shapatava (GEO) | 7 - 6 (2) | 7 - 5
Petra Martic (CRO) d Melinda Czink (HUN) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 4
[4] Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) d Yuan Xin (CHN) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 0
[WC] Fangzhou Liu (CHN) d Yafan Wang (CHN) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 0 Doubles - First round
M Linette / L Zhang (POL/HKG) d J Chen / A Zhu (CHN/CHN) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 3
[1] L Kichenok / N Kichenok (UKR/UKR) d J Cepelova / K Pervak (SVK/RUS) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 7 (5) | 10 - 4
[3] C Chan / C Chuang (TPE/TPE) d F Liu / Q Zhao (CHN/CHN) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 3