Elise Mertens (WTA 24) was on Monday selected for the second round of the WTA Premiertoernooi at the time of the Chinese Wuhan (hard/2.828.000 dollars). They defeated the Czech Katerina Siniakova (WTA 41) in 1 hour and 26 minutes with 6-4 and 6-0.

It was their third mutual duel. Both in Sydney and in Doha and won, the 23-year-old Will earlier in the season, even if its leeftijdsgenote.

In the sixteenth-finals, the Limburg, off to the American, Sofia Kenin (WTA 17). He was 6-2 and 7-6 (7/5) to be too strong for the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (WTA 36). Kenin won on Saturday for the title in Guangzhou, China. The 20-year-old American has played one other time at Will. At the end of June, on Sunday she beat Belgium in the quarter-finals of the grastoernooi on the island of Mallorca with a 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.

you Will, afgelopend week halvefinaliste in Japan, Osaka, is the only fellow in the main table of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open. Yanina Wickmayer (WTA 161) was killed in action in the first qualifying round.

Last year, lost Will be in Wuhan in the first round by the belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich. She has no points to defend. The Belgium number one is also a double located in China. On the part of the belarusian-Aryna Sabalenka, who they are with the US Open win, is Will be the second reekhoofd. The duo has been free in the first round (sixteen-finals).

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