Defending champ Jankovic through to Guangzhou Open 2nd round
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Defending champion Jelena Jankovic marched into the second round of the Guangzhou Open by pasting Chinese qualifier You Xiaodi 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday.
The second-seeded Serbian set up a second-round match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden.
Unseeded Anett Kontaveit and Peng Shuai also moved ahead after upsetting seventh-seeded Katerina Siniakova and eighth-seeded Zheng Saisai respectively in their first-round matches.
The 2013 finalist Vania King made an early exit after losing to Sofia Shapatava of Georgia 6-3, 7-5.
Also winners were Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic, Germany's Sabine Lisicki, Uzbeskistan's Nigina Abduraimova, and Belarus' Olga Govortsova.