Osaka and Wozniacki both advance at China Open
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 02, 2018 07:31 AM
FILE - Japan's Naomi Osaka returns a shot against Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka and second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki both advanced to the second round of the China Open on Monday.
The eighth-seeded Osaka beat Zarina Diyas 6-4, 6-3, while Wozniacki defeated Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-3.
Osaka will next face Danielle Collins, who advanced on Sunday.
In second-round matches, 10th-seeded Julia Goerges advanced after U.S. Open quarterfinalist Lesia Tsurenko retired with a back injury with the score even at 6-4, 4-6, 2-2, while Anastasija Sevastova advanced with a walkover win against Madison Keys.
Other first-round winners included Garbine Muguruza, Zhang Shuai and Petra Martic.