The News Lens
Date: Nov 16, 2018
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Rising Taiwanese tennis star Liang En-shou yesterday cruised into the quarter-finals
of the Taipei OEC Open, while Thai second seed Luksika Kumkhum also advanced at the Taipei Arena.
Liang, the 18-year-old reigning Australian Open girls’ singles champion, defeated Greek world No. 160 Valentini Grammatikopoulou 6-3, 6-1 in just 58 minutes.
The Taiwanese world No. 276 saved the only break point she faced and converted four of eight, winning 61 of the 103 points contested to ease into the quarter-finals at the WTA 125k event.
Liang next faces German wild-card Sabine Lisicki, after the world No. 262 ousted Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour, 19 minutes. [FULL STORY]