WTA BEIJING: Radwanska, Konta, Vinci and Wozniacki notch wins, Suarez Navarro and Pavlyuchenkova Upset



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WTA BEIJING: Radwanska, Konta, Vinci and Wozniacki notch wins, Suarez Navarro and Pavlyuchenkova Upset

It’s a new week in the Asian Swing as the WTA Tour heads to Beijing, where the Premier Mandatory China Open will be contested. World no. 1 Angelique Kerber heads the draw, and she will be hoping to have a better week than the last, in Wuhan, where she lost a tough match to eventual champion Petra Kvitova.

A few first round matches were completed on Saturday, 1st October and today more number of first round matches were wrapped up. Here’s a detailed look at the results of the matches played today: China Open First Round Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska had no problems in defeating local wild card Qiang Wang.

The Pole won 6-2, 6-2 in one hour 24 minutes. Radwanska won six break points on Wang’s serve and saved seven of the nine break points on her serve. She will next face Ekaterina Makarova in the second round. 13th seed Roberta Vinci and Caroline Wozniacki will play each other in the second round after both won their respective first round matches today.

Both players needed three sets to come through. Wozniacki defeated Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, while Vinci came through 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 against Chinese wild card Saisai Zheng. It should be a good match given that both Wozniacki and Vinci were ousted early in Wuhan and will have a point to prove in the Chinese capital.

Yaroslava Shvedova, who upset Vinci last week in Wuhan in the second round, continued her form as she upset seventh seed Carla Suarez Navarro in the first round. Shvedova won in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 in 72 minutes and will next face Belinda Bencic in the second round.

Johanna Konta and Timea Babos will square off in the second round. The 11th seeded Briton and the Hungarian won their first round matches against Anastasija Sevastova and Danka Kovinic respectively. Konta dropped two games to win 6-1, 6-1 in 56 minutes, while Babos won 6-1, 6-2 in 61 minutes.

The two have met only once before and Konta won that encounter, in the first round of the 2012 Australian Open. American qualifier Alison Riske upset 15th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets 7-6, 6-1 to move into the second round.

She will face Shuai Zhang in the second round, who came through against Samantha Stosur 6-1, 6-2. Madison Keys and Kristina Mladenovic, both of whom who fought off their tough opponents today will face each other in the second round.

The eighth seeded American fended off wild card Ying-Ying Duan 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 while the Frenchwoman won against Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 after almost three hours of play. Lastly, Misaki Doi and Chinese qualifier Yafan Wang also won their first round matches.

Doi defeated American qualifier Nicole Gibbs in straight sets 7-5, 6-2. The Japanese will play ninth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round, with the Russian having received a first round bye. Wang defeated Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-2 and will meet Wuhan Open champion Petra Kvitova in the second round.

Brengle managed to win only 45% points off her first serves to Wang’s 68% and 26% points off her second serves to her opponent’s distinctly better 63%. She was also broken six times in the match. Brief Scores Summary First Round [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) def.

[WC] Qiang Wang (CHN) 6-2, 6-2
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) def. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
[13] Roberta Vinci (ITA) def. [WC] Saisai Zheng (CHN) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) def. [7] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6-1, 6-3
Timea Babos (HUN) def.

Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-1, 6-2
[11] Johanna Konta (GBR) def. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-1, 6-1
[Q] Alison Riske (USA) def. [15] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 7-6 (4), 6-1
Shuai Zhang (CHN) def. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-1, 6-2
[8] Madison Keys (USA) def.

[WC] Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) def. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4)
Misaki Doi (JPN) def. [Q] Nicole Gibbs (USA) 7-5, 6-2
[Q] Yafan Wang (CHN) def. Madison Brengle (USA) 6-2, 6-2 Also Read Novak Djokovic out of China Open