Belinda dominated in her first round match against 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, which lasted just over an hour. While the Russian created two break chances, Belinda saved both of them, and in turn broke her opponent’s serve five times. The final score was 6-3, 6-0. "My first WTA win came here last year, so I have very positive impression of Japan. I always seem to play well here, so I'm happy to be back," commented Belinda on being back in Japan on the WTA website.
Other EZONE victories include Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Ai 98) against Alla Kudryavtseva, winning at 6-2 7-5, and Daria Gavrilova (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125) against Lauren Davis winning with a score of 4-6 6-4 6-4. Today features Angelique Kerber as she steps on the court with the new VCORE Si 100 against Elina Svitolina. Don’t miss it!
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Women’s Singles [Round 1]
[W]Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125)(SUI) def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-3 6-0
[Q] Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Ai 98)(USA) def. [Q] Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 6-2 7-5
[Q] Daria Gavrilova (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(RUS) def. Lauren Davis (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-4
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def. Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, POLYTOUR SPIN)(JPN) 3-6 6-0 6-2
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) def. [W]Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, POLYTOUR SPIN)(GER) 6(5)-7, 7-5, 6-2
Women’s Singles [Round 2]
Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125)(SUI)/ Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(SUI) def. Rika Fujiwara (EZONE Ai 98, TOUR SUPER 850 PRO)(JPN)/Hsieh Shu-Ying (EZONE Ai 100)(TPE) 6-4 6-2
Jarmila Gajdosova (USA)/Arina Rodionova (USA) def. Yurika Sema (VCORE Xi 100, POLYTOUR SPIN)(JPN)/ Mari Tanaka (JPN) 6-3 6-3