WUHAN, China (AP) Katerina Siniakova beat a prime-20 participant for the sixth time this yr when she ousted Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-three, 6-2 within the first spherical of the Wuhan Open on Sunday.
The Czech, who has two singles titles already this yr, deepened the opening occupied by Mladenovic, who misplaced an eighth consecutive match, all to gamers ranked outdoors the WTA prime 25.
Ekaterina Makarova of Russia gained 9 video games in a row from four-1 down en path to beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-four, 6-2.
Additionally, Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine defeated Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-three, 7-6 (10) to line up world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza within the subsequent spherical.
Muguruza, second-seeded Simona Halep and the opposite prime six seeds acquired byes into the second spherical.
Sloane Stephens will tackle Wang Qiang of China within the first spherical in her first aggressive match since profitable the U.S. Open. Stephens, seeded 14th in Wuhan, arrived on Friday and is predicted to play her opening match on Monday. Madison Keys, who misplaced to Stephens within the all-American remaining in New York, will face qualifier Varvara Lepchenko in her opener.
Different winners included Ashleigh Barty of Australia, and Monica Puig of Puerto Rico.
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