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WTA Adelaide International: Zheng sets up big-hitting battle against Kvitova
Qinwen Zheng defeated American Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Tuesday
Chinese qualifier Qinwen Zheng reached the last 16 of the WTA Adelaide International with a win over American lucky loser Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 at the Memorial Drive Tennis Park on Tuesday.
Zheng, ranked No 28 in the world, will play Czech Petra Kvitova, the No 12 seed, next in what promises to be a battle between two of the biggest hitters on the women’s tour
This will be the first meeting between the 20-year-old Zheng and 32-year-old Kvitova, who is a two-time Wimbledon champion.
The Czech left-hander has got off to a flying start in 2023, winning her first three matches of the season, including an upset victory over world No 3 Jessica Pegula at the United Cup last week.
Adelaide WTA 500, other first-round results (Memorial Drive Tennis Park, hard, USD 780,637, most recent results first):
- Amanda Anisimova (LL) beat Liudmila Samsonova: 7-5, 6-3
- Belinda Bencic (8) beat Garbine Muguruza (WC): 6-3, 6-4
- Ekaterina Alexandrova beat Jaimee Fourlis (WC): 7-5, 6-3
- Beatriz Haddad Maia (11) beat Sorana Cirstea (Q): 7-6 (5), 6-1
- Danielle Collins (10) beat Karolina Pliskova (Q): 6-2, 6-4
- Petra Kvitova beat Elena Rybakina: 6-3, 7-5
- Jil Teichmann (Q) beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: 7-5, 6-4
- Anett Kontaveit vs. Paula Badosa
- Kaia Kanepi vs. Storm Hunter
- Victoria Azarenka vs. Veronika Kudermetova
- Anastasia Potapova vs. Katerina Siniakova
- Jelena Ostapenko vs. Anna Kalinskaya
- Alison Riske-Amritraj vs. Barbora Krejcikova