Ostapenko through to 2nd round of Zhengzhou WTA

Latvia's second women's tennis player Jeļena (also known as Aļona) Ostapenko on September 10 defeated China's Xiaodi You 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 in the opening round of the Zhengzhou WTA Premier series tennis tournament.

Currently Ostapenko, who in 2017 was a precocious Grand Slam champion, is ranked 75th in the WTA rankings, while You is ranked 246th.

Ostapenko has earned 55 WTA ranking points for this victory, and she will face Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka (WTA 13) in the second round.

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