Top seed Svitolina advances to 2nd round at Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina kept alive her chances of reaching the WTA Finals in Singapore by beating Australian wild card Priscilla Hon 6-2, 6-3 at the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday.

Fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza gave herself a belated birthday present by defeated Spanish compatriot Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-3, 6-1.

The 13th-ranked Muguruza, who turned 25 on Monday, has struggled since reaching the French Open semifinals in June. Two weeks ago at Wuhan was the first time since the French Open that she played three matches at a tournament.

The seventh-seeded Daria Gavrilova, a Hong Kong finalist last year, got past Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Japanese qualifier Nao Habino defeated Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-3.

___

More AP tennis coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Must Read

US tycoon's China scholarship project opens doors...

Sep 10, 2016

A new scholarship program intended to rival the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships and build...

Asian stocks markets retreat after Wall Street...

Dec 23, 2016

Most Asian stock markets have declined in thin trading ahead of the Christmas holiday after Wall...

Global markets mixed after Wall Street loss

Dec 23, 2016

Asian markets are mostly lower while Europe has gained in early trading ahead of the Christmas...

China says some factories have violated anti-smog...

Jan 3, 2017

China's environmental ministry says an unspecified number of companies have violated measures meant...

Chinese delegation open to meeting Trump's team...

Jan 11, 2017

A Chinese official says President Xi Jinping's delegation to the World Economic Forum is open to...

Sign up now!

Advertisement