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Begu on song at Korea Open

2016-09-20 14:03
Irina-Camelia Begu (Getty Images)

Seoul - Top seed Irina-Camelia Begu on Tuesday sailed into the Korea Open second round with an overwhelming win over South Korean wildcard entrant Jang Su-Jeong.

The 26-year-old Romanian, who is the world 23 and has won two titles at the Korea Open, ousted 186th-ranked Jang 6-2, 6-1 in 71 minutes in Seoul.

Begu is seeking redemption after suffering four consecutive first-round exits, including the Rio Olympics and the US Open, since winning the title at the WTA Florianopolis in July.

Begu will next play Jana Cepelova from Slovakia.

Second-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden defeated Grace Min of the US 0-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Results from the second day of Korea Open WTA tournament on Tuesday:

Women's singles

First round

Irina Begu (ROM x1) bt Su-Jeong Jang (KOR) 6-2, 6-1

Anna Karolna Schmiedlov (SVK) bt Katarzyna Piter (POL) 6-3, 6-2

Monica Niculescu (ROM x5) bt Eri Hozumi (JPN) 6-3, 6-0

Shuai Zhang (CHN x3) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Stefanie Vgele (SUI) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x6) bt Kristna Plskov (CZE) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x4) bt Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 6-2, 7-5

Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-2, 6-2

Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 6-2, 6-3

Johanna Larsson (SWE x2) bt Grace Min (USA) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles

Eri Hozumi (JPN), Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) bt Jacqueline Cako (USA), Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 6-4, 6-2

Akiko Omae (JPN), Peangtarn Plipuech (THA) bt Han Na-Lae (KOR), Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (THA) 6-4, 6-3

Ayaka Okuno (JPN), Arantxa Rus (NED) bt Lenka Kuncikova (CZE), Karolina Stuchla (CZE) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)


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