Scheepers sent packing
Guangzhou - American qualifier Vania King advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating 2011 champion Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 on Monday.
Scheepers finished the match with 10 double-faults.
Defending champion Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan also reached the second round, beating Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 6-1, 6-2, while eighth-seeded Monica Puig of Puerto Rico defeated Nadiya Kichenok of Ukraine 7-5, 7-6 (4).
Johanna Konta of Britain, Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic, Zhang Shuai of China and Galina Voskobeva of Kazakhstan also won.
Results from the Guangzhou Open WTA tennis tournament in Guangzhou on Monday (x denotes seedings):
Vania King (USA) bt Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) bt Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 6-3, 6-1
Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE x6) bt Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 6-1, 6-2
Zhang Shuai (CHN) bt Olga Puchkova (RUS) 6-0, 7-6 (7/1)
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) bt Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-4, 6-3
Monica Puig (PUR x8) bt Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) 7-5, 7-6 (7/4)
Vesna Dolonc/Darija Jurak (SRB) bt Liu Chang/Tian Ran (CHN) 6-4, 6-2