WTA 2016 China Open

Caroline Wozniacki Routs Vinci in China R2

Caroline Wozniacki continues her late season hot streak in Asia by defeating higher ranked Roberta Vinci to reach the China Open round of sixteen.

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Caroline Wozniacki goes past higher ranked Roberta Vinci to reach the China Open round of sixteen.
Caroline Wozniacki goes past higher ranked Roberta Vinci to reach the China Open round of sixteen.

2010 China Open champion Caroline Wozniacki continues to display her dominant form in her late-season Asia tour by sweeping higher ranked Italian Roberta Vinci to advance to the second round of the Beijing tournament. The world no. 22 Wozniacki eases past world no. 16 Roberta Vinci with a 6-3, 6-2 straight sets win after a one hour and fourteen minute second round match. Wozniacki, who is on a late season surge, advances to at least the third round of her fourth consecutive WTA tournament. The 2016 China Open win also improves Caroline Wozniacki to a 4-2 singles head to head match record with Roberta Vinci.

Caroline Wozniacki kicks off the second round match by winning drawing first blood, on her way to winning three of the first four games, for an early 3-1 lead. Caroline Wozniacki goes on to win two of the following three games to reach set point at 5-2. Roberta Vinci manages to save set point in the eighth with a 40-30 win, but fails to do so for a second consecutive time. Wozniacki promptly claims the match opener after winning a long rally in the ninth game.

Caroline Wozniacki takes the service game on both fronts over Roberta Vinci to help her win the opening set. Wozniacki dominates the first serves with a 17 of 28 (61%) finish against a meager 7 of 16 (44%) finish from Roberta Vinci. Caroline Wozniacki also ekes out a slight edge on the second serves. She wins 6 of 11 (55%) second serve points to a 5 of 8 (63%) second serve total from her Italian opponent. Caroline Wozniacki was able to double Vinci on the breakers, as she converts two of her four break point attempts during the forty-one minute first frame.

The second set begins with Caroline Wozniacki winning the first two games, as she once again starts the set with an early 3-1 lead. Vinci then trims the lead down to one, 3-2, after taking a long rally in the fifth. This would turn out to be Vinci’s final point of the second round match. Caroline Wozniacki comes up with a three-win burst to seal the second round match after a thirty-two minute final frame.

Caroline Wozniacki once again dominates Roberta Vinci on the serves to come out on top of the second set. Wozniacki won 11 of 16 (69%) first serve points to a 7 of 12 (58%) total from Roberta Vinci. Caroline Wozniacki also had a perfect 5 of 5 (100%) second serve output against a mere 4 of 10 (40%) finish from Vinci. Caroline Wozniacki gets the only break points of the set, as she breaks Vinci twice in her five break point opportunities. Wozniacki did not allow Vinci a single chance for break point throughout the second frame.

Caroline Wozniacki sets up a round of sixteen meeting with Polish world no. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska. Entering the third round match in Beijing, the former world number one Caroline Wozniacki holds a dominant 9-4 singles head to head match record with the top-tiered Radwanska.

Simona Halep
Simona Halep eases past Belgian Yanina Wickmayer to reach the Beijing last sixteen.

In other 2016 China Open second round results, Romanian world no. 5 Simona Halep marches past Belgian world no. 56 Yanina Wickmayer to advance to the last sixteen of the Beijing tournament. Simona Halep sweeps Wickmayer 6-2, 6-2 in a relatively brief fifty-nine minute match. Halep continues her late-season hot-streak, as she now wins her twenty-fifth match out of her last twenty-eight outings. The victory also improves Simona Halep to a 2-3 singles match record with the lower ranked Yanina Wickmayer.

Up next for Simona Halep is a round of sixteen meeting with Chinese local Shuai Zhang. Entering their upcoming Beijing Open showdown, Simona Halep and Shuai Peng are tied 1-1 in their singles head to head match record.

Shuai Zhang survives a second round meeting with American world no. 60 Alison Riske to reach the round of sixteen of her home tournament. Zhang outlasts the lower ranked Riske with a 6-3, 4-6, 7(7)-6(4) victory in a two hour and thirty minute second round match. The win also ties Shuai Zhang 2-2 with Alison Riske in their singles head to head match record.

Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova will face American world no. 9 Madison Keys in the China Open round of sixteen.

2016 China Open ninth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova enters the round of sixteen with a second round mastery of Japanese world no. 31 Misaki Doi. The Russian world no. 7 Kuznetsova eases past Doi with a 6-1, 7-5 straight sets victory in a one hour and twenty-three minute second round match. The China Open win also gives Svetlana Kuznetsova first blood over Misaki Doi in their singles head to head matchup.

Svetlana Kuznetsova will face fellow top-ten talent Madison Keys in the round of sixteen. Heading into their 2016 China Open match, the world no. 9 Madison Keys holds a 2-0 advantage over Svetlana Kuznetsova in their career singles match record.

Alize Cornet
Alize Cornet celebrates her second round upset over top-tiered Dominika Cibulkova in the 2016 China Open.

French world no. 58 Alize Cornet stuns Slovakian world no. 8 Dominika Cibulkova to reach the round of sixteen of the 2016 China Open. Cornet outlasts the higher ranked Cibulkova 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in a marathon two hour and twenty-four minute second round match. Alize Cornet avenges a round of sixty-four loss to Dominika Cibulkova in the recently concluded 2016 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open. Alize Cornet also improves to a 2-5 singles head to head match record against Dominika Cibulkova.

Alize Cornet will face Kazakhstan world no. 39 Yaroslava Shvedova in the tournament last sixteen. Heading into their China Open match, Alize Cornet holds a 1-0 record over Yaroslava Shvedova in their singles head to head matchup.

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova routs Chinese local Yafan Wang in the second round of her home tournament.

2016 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open champion Petra Kvitova eliminates local Chinese qualifier Yafan Wang to reach the last sixteen of the 2016 China Open. Kvitova eases past the world no. 143 Yafan Wang with a 6-4, 6-1 straight sets win in a one hour and eight minute second round match. The win also gives Petra Kvitova first blood over the 22-year old Yafan Wang in their singles head to head match record.

China Open second seed Garbine Muguruza will test Petra Kvitova in the Beijing round of sixteen. Heading into their China Open matchup, Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova are tied 1-1 in their singles head to head match record.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova ease past Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke in the first round of the China Open doubles draw.

In other 2016 China Open results, the fifth seeded doubles team of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova reach the second round of the doubles draw with a first round sweep of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke. Doubles world no 5. Bondarenko and doubles world no. 7 Safarova sweep doubles world no. Groenefeld and Peschke 7-5, 7-6 in a one hour and twenty-nine minute first round match.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova will face the team of doubles world no. 56 Kateryna Bondarenko and doubles world no. 53 Chia-Jung Chuang in the second round of the 2016 China Open doubles draw.