Sep 15, 2014 7:25 AM
Lin beats Vinci in 1st round of Guangzhou Open
The Associated Press
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday.
Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also advanced. She defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6 (8), 6-3 and will meet second-seeded Alize Cornet of France. Cornet defeated Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-1.
Also, Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain beat eighth-seeded Annika Beck of Germany 6-4, 7-6 (5), while Alison Riske of the United States, Misaki Doi of Japan and Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland also advanced.