Stosur wins first up in Hong Kong
A comfortable victory for Sam Stosur in Hong Kong on Tuesday has set up a second-round meeting with Monica Puig. Daria Gavrilova also won.
Sam Stosur cruised to an easy straight-sets victory on Tuesday in her opening match at the Hong Kong Open.
The Australian fifth seed brushed aside Japanese player Risa Ozaki 6-3 6-1.
Stosur will face Monica Puig of Puerto Rico in the second round.
She owns a 3-0 winning record over Puig, having not dropped a set in any of those matches. They last played in Strasbourg in May, a match Stosur won 6-0 6-3.
Stosur joins fellow Aussies Daria Gavrilova and Anastasia Rodionova in the second round in Hong Kong.
Gavrilova, the tournament’s sixth seed, recovered to defeat Japanese qualifier Miyu Kato 6-7(6) 7-5 6-3.
She will next play Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena.
In opening-round action on Monday, Anastasia Rodionova of Australia defeated France’s Irina Ramialison 6-4 7-5, while Yaroslava Shvedova from Kazakhstan downed Australian Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4 6-4.
Rodionova will now line up against No.4 seed Jelena Jankovic.