Printed:October 31, 2017 7:41 pm
Second-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe has opened the WTA Elite Trophy event with a comeback Three-6, 6-Three, 6-2 win over Chinese language wild-card entry Peng Shuai.
Vandeweghe overcame a sluggish begin and two service breaks within the first set Tuesday, recovering to complete with six aces and convert 5 of her eight breakpoint possibilities towards Peng within the Bougainvillea group.
“The match was very tough for me. I wasn’t actually making good contact with the ball, wasn’t actually making sufficient balls in court docket, and I used to be simply very sloppy firstly,” Vandeweghe stated. “That allowed her to begin properly into the match, and I simply needed to hold combating my manner again.”
Seventh-seeded Julia Goerges opened with a 6-1, 7-6 (5) win over No. 10 Magdalena Rybarakova within the Azalea group.
The event in Zhuhai options the main gamers on the ladies’s tour who didn’t qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore final week, along with the wildcard awarded to Peng. The 12-player draw is split into 4 teams.
Angelique Kerber, who completed 2016 at No. 1 within the rankings, was enjoying fourth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuenkova in an evening match within the Rose group.
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