Duan YingYing of China Edges Han Xinyun to Advance to Quarterfinal Round of the WTA Jiangxi Open
Tennis ace Duan Yingying of China rallied past fellow Chinese Han Xinyun 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to move into the women's singles quarterfinals of the WTA 2016 Jiangxi Open in Nanchang International Sports Center on Thursday.
According to Xinhua, the tough tennis battle between the two Chinese players went on for two hours and 17 minutes before a winner emerged.
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"We often train together, so we know each other well," Duan said after the exhausting second-round match. "Before the competition, I was ready for the worst, so I must be myself first, and then do my best to win the game."
According to the official website of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), Duan is currently ranked No. 163 in the latest WTA singles world rankings. The 2014 ITF Circuit Finals in Xi'an event winner reached her highest singles career ranking as the world No. 100 on August 10, 2015.
She presently holds the 652nd spot in the women's doubles world ranking and has become the world No. 331 on October 15, 2012.
In 2013, Duan made her Grand Slam singles debut in the main draw of the prestigious US Open after winning her three qualifying matches. However, the Chinese tennis player lost to the sixth-seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the opening round of the tournament.
In other matches of the day, Chinese Liu Fangzhou defeated Jang Su-jeong of South Korea in two straight sets 6-4, 6-3 victory, while Japanese Misa Eguchi outclassed China's Zhu Lin 6-4, 6-2.
The match between Nara Kurumi of Japan and Chang Kai-chen of Chinese Taipei was postponed until Friday due to rain.
The Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open in an international WTA tier that is played on hard surface. It is the largest international tennis event in the province of Jiangxi, boasting a total prize pot worth of $226,750.00 and securing 280 ranking points for the tournament's winner.