Daniela Hantuchova beaten by 20-year-old Belgian Alison van Uytvanck in Hong Kong


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Daniela Hantuchova beaten by 20-year-old Belgian Alison van Uytvanck in Hong Kong

Tennis: Former World No.5 and the second seed Daniela Hantuchova was beaten by the 20-year-old Belgian Alison van Uytvanck in the second round of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open. Hantuchova won the first set 6-3 but in the second set she failed to convert any of the 6 break points she had.

The World No.91, Alison van Uytvanck converted both of the break points she had in the second set and won it 6-2 to force the match into a deciding set. In the final set, Uytvanck broke the Slovakian early and served for the match at 5-3.

Hantuchova broke her opponent but she was broken again in the next game as the match was finished in 2 hours and 20 minutes. Third seed Karolina Pliskova brushed aside Monica Puig in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Seventh seed Jana Cepelova needed only 1 hour and 5 minutes to get past the Chinese qualifier Lin Zhu in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.

Fifth seed Jie Zheng defeated her compatriot Kai-Lin Zhang in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Also Read: Sabine Lisicki and Daniela Hantuchova register victories in Hong Kong Also Read: Gajdosova into Hong Kong quarters