Tennis, WTA – Tokyo 2022 tournament: Samsonova beats Wang

Russian Liudmila Samsonova made it to the quarter-finals of the Tokyo tournament, winning two sets to zero (7-6 [5]6-3) against China’s Xinyu Wang at Ariake Coliseum & Ariake Tennis Forest Park in Tokyo on Thursday night.

Samsonova, No. 30 in the WTA, will face Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, seeded No. 3 in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Open.

Before this Thursday duel against Wang, 78th player in the world at the WTA, the Russian had clearly beaten the Kazakh Elena Rybakina, seeded n ° 8 (6-2, 6-4).

The 20-year-old Chinese beat Australian qualifier Ellen Perez in three sets (7-5, 1-6, 6-4).

The other posters of the second round in Tokyo (WTA 500, Ariake Coliseum & Ariake Tennis Forest Park, hard, 757,900 USD, results are displayed from newest to oldest):

  • Beatriz Haddad Maia (N.5) – Naomi Osaka: Haddad Maia graduate (WO)
  • Veronika Kudermetova – Fernanda Contreras Gomez: program Thursday
  • Petra Martic – Karolina Pliskova (N.6): 6-3, 6-4
  • Claire Liu – Elise Mertens: 6-4, 6-1
  • Qinwen Zheng – Paula Badosa (N.1): 6-3, 6-2
  • Shuai Zhang – Caroline Garcia (N.2): 4-6, 7-6 [5]7-6 [5]
  • Garbine Muguruza – Despina Papamichail (Q): 6-4, 6-2

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