WTA Shenzhen Open – Zarina Diyas Makes Winning Start, Klara Koukalova Stunned

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, January 4th, 2015 | 1

4th seed Zarina Diyas advanced to the second round of the WTA Shenzhen Open 2015 by making light work of Croatian Donna Vekic at the Longgang Tennis Centre on Sunday.

Besides Diyas, the other players to make it to the second round of the tournament are Timea Babos, Saisai Zheng, Timea Bacsinszky, Natalia Vikhlyantseva and Anna Schmiedlova, who served an upset by defeating 5th-seed Klara Koukalova.

The tournament also features the likes of Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova, who received bye in the opening round, and are scheduled to take the stage tomorrow.

FIRST ROUND – RESULTS

[WC] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) d Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER)  | 2 – 6 | 6 – 3 | 6 – 3 |

Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) d [5] Klara Koukalova (CZE)       | 6 – 3 | 4 – 6 | 7 – 6 (5) |

[8] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d Stefanie Voegele (SUI)        | 6 – 1 | 4 – 6 | 6 – 4 |

Saisai Zheng (CHN) d Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU)               | 7 – 5 | 5 – 7 | 6 – 1 |

Timea Babos (HUN) d Qiang Wang (CHN)              | 6 – 7 (4) | 6 – 1 | 6 – 4 |

[4] Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d Donna Vekic (CRO)          | 6 – 3 | 6 – 1 |

(Credits: wtatennis.com, Image: zimbio.com)

 

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  • Lucian Marius

    There are bo Bye`s in this tornament, check again



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