Top-seeded Barbora Krejcikova beat Magda Linette 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday in her opening round-robin match on the WTA Elite Trophy, the primary postseason occasion on the ladies’s tour.
The Tenth-ranked Krejcikova, who has gained two titles this season at Dubai and San Diego, broke Linette twice as she raced by means of the opening set. The Czech participant then recovered from 3-0 down within the second to shut out the match in 1 hour, 48 minutes.
Krejcikova will subsequent face sixth-seeded Daria Kasatkina on Wednesday.
In the opening match of the event, Beatriz Haddad Maia upset second-seeded Madison Keys 6-4, 6-4 to take an early lead within the the Camellia group, which additionally contains Twentieth-ranked Caroline Garcia.
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It was simply the second win in 4 tournaments on the tour’s Asia swing for Haddad Maia.
Keys performs Garcia on Wednesday, in what’s now a must-win match for the Amercian to maintain her semifinal hopes alive.
Fifth-seeded Veronika Kudermetova performs wild-card entry Zhu Lin of China later Tuesday.
The 12-player event options the 11 highest ranked singles gamers who didn’t qualify for the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, which will likely be held in November. Zhu is the ultimate entry.
Players are divided into 4 teams of three gamers with the winner of every group advancing to the semifinals on Saturday. The remaining is scheduled for Sunday.