Charleston Open 2019: Belinda Bencic, Jelena Ostapenko ease into second round

first_imgCharleston Open 2019: Belinda Bencic, Jelena Ostapenko ease into second roundSwiss ninth seed Belinda Bencic and former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko sailed into the second round of the Charleston Open 2019 after their respective wins.advertisement Next Reuters Indian WellsApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 12:16 IST Swiss ninth seed Belinda Bencic sailed into the second round of the Charleston Open 2019 after her win over qualifier Destanee Aiava.(Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBencic reached the second round of the Charleston Open with a 6-3 6-0 win over AiavaJelena Ostapenko won over Johanna Larsson with a a 6-1 6-4Shelby Rogers made a comeback after a year to a 6-4 6-2 win over Evgeniya RodinaSwiss ninth seed Belinda Bencic made a strong start to her claycourt season with a 6-3 6-0 win over qualifier Destanee Aiava to reach the second round of the Charleston Open in South Carolina on Monday.Bencic broke Aiava at love to open the match, one of the six break points she converted, and was never really tested as the 18-year-old Australian made 24 unforced [email protected] takes the opening set over Aiava, 6-3! #VolvoCarOpen pic.twitter.com/Hn46eeT8vEWTA (@WTA) April 1, 2019Aiava did well to fight off one match point but then double-faulted the next time the match was on the line to hand Bencic victory in 56 minutes.Up next for the world number 21 at the green-clay event will be American Allie Kiick, who beat Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier 6-3 [email protected] Ace Leaderboard, as of April 1.1. @KaPliskova2. @kikibertens3. @Petra_Kvitova4. @Naomi_Osaka_5. @ashbar96 pic.twitter.com/O5hDPqq4eZWTA Insider (@WTA_insider) April 1, 2019Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, a runner-up here in 2017, dropped the opening game of her match but quickly righted the ship and dominated the rest of the way in a 6-1 6-4 win over Swede Johanna Larsson.Latvian Ostapenko had seven double faults in the match but rounded into form as the match wore on before clinching the win by firing down an [email protected] marches into the @VolvoCarOpen second round!Downs Larsson, 6-1, 6-4! pic.twitter.com/jlzU00uUQ7WTA (@WTA) April 1, 2019She will next face American Shelby Rogers, who was a 6-4 6-2 winner over Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina in her first match back after being sidelined for more than a year by a knee injury.advertisementSuch was her relief at being fit and back on court again, Rogers succumbed to tears after winning the opening set.’I didn’t know I could feel this many emotions at one time.”An emotional @Shelby_Rogers_ (with help from niece, Harper) opens up after winning her first match in 13 months at the @VolvoCarOpen! pic.twitter.com/yvgTaWBTu1WTA (@WTA) April 1, 2019″It’s kind of embarrassing to be honest,” the 26-year-old Charleston native told reporters.”It was a great moment, I enjoyed every second of it – even when I got broken. That’s part of it. It’s all those feelings I missed so much. The adrenaline, the nerves, the excitement, everything. You can’t recreate that outside of the arena.”This moment. Thank you Charleston https://t.co/O4501qW4fEShelby Rogers (@Shelby_Rogers_) April 1, 2019Top seed Sloane Stephens will be in action on Tuesday when she faces Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo in second round action, while defending champion Kiki Bertens, the second seed, plays Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan.Also Read | Ashleigh Barty stuns fifth seed Karolina Pliskova to win maiden Miami Open titleAlso Read | Indian Wells: Belinda Bencic knocks out Naomi Osaka after Simona Halep exit in round 4Also Read | Miami Open: Roger Federer outclasses John Isner to clinch 101st career singles titleAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow TennisFollow Shelby RogersFollow Belinda Benciclast_img

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