© Reuters. WTA 500 – Stuttgart Open
The eighth Belinda Bencic from Switzerland won on Monday in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart 6: 4, 6: 2 against the German Nastasja Schunk.
Bencic finished defeating 17-year-old Schunk in one hour and 28 minutes. Schunk made it into the main draw with two qualifying wins.
The only other first round game of the day consisted of Maria Sakkari and the Greek who booked six aces while recording a 6-2, 6-2 win over German wildcard Andrea Petkovic. Sakkari won 80.8 percent of her first serve points.
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The eighth Qiang Wang from China beat the Russian Anastasia Gasanova in the first round in Istanbul, Turkey 4: 6, 6: 1, 6: 2.
The Croatian Ana Konjuh also improved when she recorded a 7-5: 6-2 win over the Italian Sara Errani. The Swiss Viktorija Golubic scored a 6: 4, 2: 6, 6: 3 win against the Spaniard Nuria Parrizas Diaz.
Katerina Siniakova from the Czech Republic overtook Spain’s Cristina Bucsa 7: 6 (5), 3: 6, 6: 3. A game between Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Anastasia Potapotva was also interrupted before the third set due to rain and will be on Tuesday resumed.
(Media at field level)
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