The best-seeded participant in motion Monday on the Volvo Automobile Open did not make it by means of her first-round match in Charleston, S.C.
Tenth-seeded Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan retired attributable to a gastrointestinal sickness after dropping the primary set to American Caty McNally 6-4. Rybakina jumped out to a 4-2 lead earlier than dropping the subsequent 4 video games, after which she conceded the match to McNally.
One other Kazakhstan participant, Eleventh-seeded Yulia Putintseva, earned a 7-6 (8), 6-4 win over the UK’s Harriet Dart. Putintseva misplaced three set factors earlier than the first-set tiebreaker, by which she dropped 4 extra earlier than Dart had a set level at 8-7. Nonetheless, Putintseva received the subsequent three factors to take the set, and she or he finally prevailed regardless of dropping her serve twice within the second set.
Different first-round winners included Thirteenth-seeded American Amanda Anisimova, Fifteenth-seeded Russian Veronika Kudermetova, France’s Alize Cornet and Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.
High-seeded Saisai Zheng of China wanted lower than 80 minutes to beat American Usue Maitane Arconada 6-3, 6-1 within the first spherical at Bogota, Colombia.
Arconada, a 22-year-old who’s ranked 157th on the planet, completed with no aces and 13 double faults. Zheng produced one ace however solely two double faults.
Elsewhere within the first spherical, sixth-seeded Jasmine Paolini of Italy cruised to a 6-3, 6-0 win over the USA’ Kristie Ahn. Eighth-seeded Yafan Wang of China edged Colombia’s Emiliana Arango 6-4, 5-7, 7-5. The day’s different winners have been Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova, Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele and two Spanish gamers, Nuria Parrizas Diaz and Aliona Bolsova.
–Area Degree Media