Andreescu, Putintseva in action today
published : 31 Jan 2023 at 04:00
newspaper section: Sports
writer: Tor Chittinand
Bianca Andreescu and Yulia Putintseva, the tournament's top two players, begin their quest for the title at the WTA International Series Thailand Open 2023 in Hua Hin today.
Top-seeded Canadian Andreescu, the 2019 US Open champion, will take on British player Harriet Dart at True Arena Hua Hin Sports Club.
Kazakhstan's Putintseva, ranked No.44 in the world, will face world No.160 Heather Watson from Britain.
Meanwhile in yesterday's first round, South Korean world No.106 Su Jeong-Jang sealed a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over No.121 Katie Boulter of Britain.
Ukrainian world No.136 Lesia Tsurenko needed two hours and 20 minutes to finish off Belgium's world No.97 Ysaline Bonaventure.
Tsurenko won an entertaining three-set marathon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Chinese world No.81 Wang Xinyu had a light workout against Joanne Zuger of Switzerland, winning 6-2, 6-2 to cruise into the second round of the tournament.
- Bianca Andreescu
- Yulia Putintseva