Shenzhen - Top seed and world number three Agnieszka
Radwanska made short work of her second round opponent at the WTA Shenzhen Open
The Pole disposed of Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-3 in an
hour and 18 minutes. Cirstea, ranked 78th in the world, lost more than half the
points she served and faced 14 break points, losing six of them.
It was a contrast to the defending champion's first-round
match on Monday, when she took nearly two and a half hours to overcome a stiff
challenge from a 103rd-ranked Chinese opponent.
Britain's Johanna Konta, who has begun 2017 as a top 10
player for the first time in her career, had a scare of her own against
77th-ranked Vania King of the US on Tuesday, losing the first set 1-6.
Konta recovered to prevail 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 35
But unseeded home player Wang Qiang caused an upset, putting
out seventh seed Monica Niculescu of Romania 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, in a gruelling
encounter that lasted more than two hours even though the pair only played two
In the day's other singles match at the $750 000 tournament
in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, American eighth seed Alison Riske
beat Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 6-1, 6-1.
Results from the WTA Shenzhen Open in Shenzhen on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x1) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 6-0, 6-3
Alison Riske (USA x8) bt Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 6-1, 6-1
Wang Qiang (CHN) bt Monica Niculescu (ROM x7) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4
Johanna Konta (GBR x3) bt Vania King (USA) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2