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Western & Southern Open: Cirstea moves into second round

Sorana Cirstea edged out Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Tuesday evening. She’ll face Czech Petra Kvitova in the next round

Romanian Sorana Cirstea reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open by edging out Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 12 seed, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4 at the Linder Tennis Family Center in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening.

Cirstea, ranked No 40, will play Czech Petra Kvitova next.

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other first-round results (Linder Tennis Family Center, hard, USD 2.527.250, most recent results first):

  • Serena Williams vs. Emma Raducanu
  • Madison Keys vs. Yulia Putintseva
  • Anastasia Potapova vs. Simona Halep
  • Coco Gauff vs. Marie Bouzkova
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia vs. Jelena Ostapenko
  • Sofia Kenin vs. Shelby Rogers
  • Marta Kostyuk vs. Camila Giorgi: tuesday
  • Karolina Pliskova vs. Venus Williams: tuesday
  • Martina Trevisan vs. Anna Kalinskaya: tuesday
  • Shuai Zhang beat Naomi Osaka: 6-4, 7-5
  • Elise Mertens beat Anhelina Kalinina (Q): 6-1, 6-1
  • Sloane Stephens (WC) beat Alize Cornet: 6-1, 6-0
  • Caroline Garcia (Q) beat Petra Martic (LL): 6-3, 6-3
  • Ajla Tomljanovic (Q) beat Taylor Townsend (Q): 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
  • Victoria Azarenka beat Kaia Kanepi: 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • Tereza Martincova (Q) beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz (LL): 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova beat Leylah Fernandez (13): 6-4, 7-5
  • Petra Kvitova beat Jil Teichmann: 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3
  • Catherine McNally (WC) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich: 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2)
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj beat Sara Sorribes Tormo: 6-1, 7-6 (2)
  • Amanda Anisimova beat Daria Kasatkina (9): 6-4, 6-4
  • Veronika Kudermetova beat Barbora Krejcikova: 6-3, 6-3
  • Elena Rybakina beat Mayar Sherif: 6-3, 6-2
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