Qinwen Zheng complicated to the second one around after her opening-round opponent, Garbine Muguruza retired mid-match with ill-health. Zheng was once main the previous global no. 1 5-0 when the Spaniard determined towards proceeding within the event.
Zheng’s enjoying as a fortunate loser this week and can subsequent play the reigning global no. 1 Iga Swiatek. The 2 performed previous this yr on the French Open with the latter taking the win, en path to her name run.
San Diego Open: Karolina Pliskova strikes on
In the meantime, Donna Vekic posted the most important disappointed of the day as she bested 5th seed Maria Sakkari within the first around.
The Croatian received 7-6(3), 6-1 in an hour and 36 mins. Within the first set, Sakkari led 5-3 however Vekic posted a comeback that noticed her declare the win on the finish of complaints. Vekic had 19 winners and 13 unforced mistakes whilst the Greek completed with 19 winners and 22 unforced mistakes.
In the second one around, Vekic will tackle former global no. 1 Karolina Pliskova. The Czech got here via her opener towards American qualifier Caroline Dolehide 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 22 mins. Pliskova received 76% of her first-serve issues and stored two of the 3 destroy issues she confronted.
She transformed 3 destroy issues on Dolehide’s serve. 8th seed Daria Kasatkina additionally booked a spot in the second one around. Kasatkina defeated Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-2 in simply 59 mins of their opening-round conflict. Kasatkina received 78% of her first-serve issues and transformed 5 destroy issues on Fernandez’s serve.
She stored two of the 3 destroy issues she confronted. In the second one around, Kasatkina will play Madison Keys. Finally, American wildcard Sloane Stephens additionally secured a spot within the round-of-16 on the San Diego Open. The 2017 US Open winner defeated Swiss fortunate loser Jil Teichmann 6-1, 7-6(2) after an hour and 57 mins of play. Stephens will play 3rd seed Aryna Sabalenka subsequent.