WTA Tour

Radwanska breezes to victory in Tianjin opener

2016-10-12 11:56
Agnieszka Radwanska (AFP)

Tianjin - Polish top seed Agnieszka Radwanska won her first round match convincingly at the Tianjin Open in China on Wednesday.

Radwanska hammered Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1, 6-2 in just 61 minutes to set-up a second-round clash with Russia's Evgeniya Rodina, who beat American Christina McHale 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 on Tuesday.

In the opening set, Radwanska broke her German opponent's serve in the second and fourth games to claim the set 6-1.

The second set was all Radwanska as she claimed her opponent's serve in the third and seventh games to win the set and match 6-2.

In second-round results, Russian second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 7-5, 6-4 while Danka Kovinic of Montenegro beat American Shelby Rogers 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

In an all-China match-up, Han Xinyun saw off Wang Yafan in straight sets, winning 7-5, 6-3 and Japan's Naomi Osaka was too sharp for Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic, going through 6-2, 7-6 (7/4).

Results from the WTA Tianjin Open in Tianjin on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):

Second round

Danka Kovinic (MNE) bt Shelby Rogers (USA) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Xinyun Han (CHN) bt Yafan Wang (CHN) 7-5, 6-3

Naomi Osaka (JPN) bt Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 6-2, 7-6 (7/4)

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x2) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 7-5, 6-4

First round

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x1) bt Tatjana Maria (GER) 6-1, 6-2

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