Printed Jan 05, 2020
Jan 05, 2020 IST
Elise Mertens grew to become the primary WTA Tour main-draw winner of 2020 by easing previous Lesia Tsurenko within the first spherical of the Shenzhen Open on Sunday.
Third seed Mertens dropped serve within the opening recreation however immediately recovered and went on to say a 6-Three 6-Three victory over Tsurenko, who was taking part in her first match again from 4 months out with an elbow damage.
Subsequent up for the Belgian might be wildcard Wang Xiyu, who got here from a set right down to beat Sorana Cirstea 3-6 6-1 6-1.
Seeds Ekaterina Alexandrova (5) and Zhang Shuai (8) superior in straight units, with Kateryna Bondarenko and Wang Yafan the opposite winners.