King advances at Guangzhou Open

Vania King beats former champion Chanelle Scheepers at Guangzhou Open.

American qualifier Vania King advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating 2011 champion Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 on Monday.

Scheepers finished the match with 10 double-faults.

Defending champion Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan also reached the second round, beating Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 6-1, 6-2, while eighth-seeded Monica Puig of Puerto Rico defeated Nadiya Kichenok of Ukraine 7-5, 7-6 (4).

Johanna Konta of Britain, Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic, Zhang Shuai of China and Galina Voskobeva of Kazakhstan also won.