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.
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