King beats former champion Scheepers in Guangzhou

by: AP September 16, 2013

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GUANGZHOU, China (AP)—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 Monday.

Scheepers finished the match with 10 double-faults.

Defending champion Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan also reached the second round, beating Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 6-1, 6-2, while eighth-seeded Monica Puig of Puerto Rico defeated Nadiya Kichenok of Ukraine 7-5, 7-6 (4).

Johanna Konta of Britain, Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic, Zhang Shuai of China and Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan also won.

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