Zhengzhou Open 2023: Prime seed Maria Sakkari, Caroline Garcia knocked out in China


Native favourite Zheng Qinwen beat top-seeded Maria Sakkari 7-6 (2), 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Zhengzhou Open on Wednesday.

Zheng, ranked No. 24, will subsequent play Anhelina Kalinina, who earlier defeated qualifier Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-1.

Jasmine Paolini saved 4 match factors as she clinched an unlikely victory towards No. 10-ranked Caroline Garcia 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, the Italian’s first head-to-head win in 5 makes an attempt.

The Thirty first-ranked Paolini will play both China Open finalist Liudmila Samsonova or Laura Siegemund within the quarterfinals.

Ons Jabeur performs her first match of the event on Thursday towards Lucia Bronzetti.

Yanina Wickmayer eradicated third-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-3, 7-6 (6) to maneuver into the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.

The 83rd-ranked Belgian participant will meet Polina Kudermetova, who defeated Kathinka von Deichmann 6-3, 6-1, on Friday.

In different matches, Claire Liu of the US was main seventh-seeded Arantxa Rus 1-6, 6-3, 3-0 when the Dutch participant retired, whereas China’s Yuan Yue additionally superior by walkover when opponent Kaja Juvan retired trailing 6-4, 4-1.

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Prime-seeded Jessica Pegula performs her second-round match towards fellow American Ashlyn Krueger on Thursday.

Second-seeded Beatriz Haddad-Maia outlasted No. 89-ranked Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-6(3) to advance to the second spherical of the Hong Kong Open.

The Fifteenth-ranked Haddad-Maia wanted three-and-a-half hours to see off the Russian participant’s problem and can subsequent play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Third-seeded Elise Mertens beat Australian qualifier Daria Saville 6-1, 6-4. The Forty first-ranked Belgian will subsequent face qualifier Sofya Lanser, who beat wildcard Hong Yi Cody Wong 6-4, 6-0.

Different first-round winners included Sara Sorribes Tormo, Magdalena Frech and Alina Korneeva.



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