Zheng Qinwen of China advanced to the second round of the San Diego Open on Tuesday after taking advantage of a last-minute entry.
The 20-year-old tennis player from Hubei Province in central China entered the arena. When Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, the current Wimbledon champion, withdrew due to sickness. She then promptly overcame Spanish opponent Garbine Muguruza, who withdrew due to a stomach condition, to take a 5-0 lead.
“Actually, yesterday I could also sign in as a lucky loser but I didn’t choose to sign in because I was having an issue with my body,”
After the game, Zheng spoke with the media.
‘She will not give the match easy away’- Zheng Qinwen on Swiatek
“Today I was feeling better so I decided with my team to sign in as a lucky loser. I was lucky to get into the draw and I had a good match today. To get into the next round, it’s double lucky.”
In the second round, she will play world No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland, the defending French and US Open champion.
“The two young stars faced off for the first time in Paris this spring, with Zheng taking the first set before losing 6-7(5), 6-0, 6-2 in the Round of 16.
It was the only set Swiatek lost during her dominant title run,”
According to a paper published by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
“She’s a good mover, she has a good slide on hard courts,”
According to WTA, Zheng made a remark to Swiatek.
“She has a good forehand and spin. She opens the court very well with the forehand cross.”
“It will be a tough match. In all the matches she makes, she makes the opponent feel they always have to be there to get the match, she will not give the match easy away.
I think the key to playing against her is to fight and play until the very end. Just play my game, she will play hers, and then we’ll see the fight from each other.”,
The WTA article also included Zheng.
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