Varatchaya moves into second round

Varatchaya moves into second round

PATTAYA : Thai wildcard Varatchaya Wongteanchai yesterday sprung a major upset at the PTT Pattaya Open, beating Germany world No.68 Annika Beck 6-3, 6-3 in their first-round match.

Varatchaya Wongteanchai beat Annika Beck in the first round of the Pattaya Open.

After the Thai rushed out to a 3-1 lead in the second set, Beck fought back to level the score at 3-3. Varatchaya quickly recovered, though, breaking Beck again to secure victory.

Varatchaya will next meet New Zealand's Marina Erakovic, who beat third-seeded Hsieh Su-wei.

Today, Thai teen Luksika Kumkhum will face Australia's Casey Dellacqua.

Taking advantage of their day off yesterday, several top players, including former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic, paid a lunchtime visit to orphaned children at the Child Protection and Development Centre.

Ivanovic was joined by Germany's Sabine Lisicki and China's Zhou Yi Miao at the Dusit Thani hotel. Although rain interrupted, the players took to the task with smiles on their faces.

Today's matches start at 3pm and will be live on TrueVisions 69.


Qualifying round: Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Duan Ying Ying (CHN) 6-2, 6-2; Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) beat Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) beat Alison Riske (USA) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6

First round: Marina Erakovic (NZ) bt Hsieh Su-wei (TWN) 6-2,6-2; Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) bt Annika Beck (GER) 6-3, 6-3; Alexandra Panova (RUS) bt Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM) (retired) at 7-6, 3-2; Mathilde Johansson (FRA) bt Kai-Chen Chang (TWN) 6-4, 6-3

Do you like the content of this article?

Lucasfilm hires YouTube artist behind 'Star Wars' deepfake

LOS ANGELES: A YouTuber famous for making "deepfakes" of scenes from iconic film and television shows including "Star Wars" has landed a job at Lucasfilm after wowing bosses at the Disney-owned company.


Vietnam's major cities eye tightening Covid curbs as cases keep rising

HANOI: Vietnam's major cities may extend or tighten restrictions on movement to contain the spread of Covid-19 as new daily cases have surpassed 6,000 for seven consecutive days, authorities said on Wednesday.

28 Jul 2021

Covid express to continue, despite low ridership

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will continue to provide special trains for Covid-19 patients returning home, despite the small number of passengers to date.

28 Jul 2021