Taiwan’s Chang Kai-chen surprises Roberta Vinci in WTA Kuala Lumpur

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/01
By: Romulo Huang

Taipei, March 1 (CNA) Taiwanese player Chang Kai-chen (張凱貞) came from

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

behind to defeat the top seed Roberta Vinci of Italy in the first round of the WTA Kuala Lumpur 2016 Tuesday 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Chang, who is currently 153rd in the world rankings, took an early 4-2 lead over Vinci in the first set before conceding the set to the world No. 10. She then rallied to win the next two sets by a comfortable margin.

Chang will take on Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey in the second round of the tournament, which carries total prize money of US$250,000 and will run through March 6.

A day earlier, another Taiwanese player, Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇), the seventh seed in the tournament, got past Jana Cepelova of Slovakia in the first round of the tournament 6-4, 6-4. Hsieh will face another Slovakian player, Christina Kucova, in a second-round match to be held Wednesday.     [FULL  STORY]

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