Zheng beats Sanchez to advance at Japan Open
Zheng Jie of China advanced to the second round of the Japan
Open with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 win Tuesday over Maria Jose Martina
Sanchez of Spain.
Zheng broke her opponent three times in the final set at the
Utsubo Tennis Center and will face Pauline Parmentier in the second
In other matches, sixth-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues dropped
the first set but recovered for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Camila
Wild-card entry Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand upset
fifth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-2.
Virginie Razzano booked a second-round meeting with top-seeded
Sam Stosur after defeating Thai qualifier Nudnida Luangnam 6-3,
Laura Robson of Britain, Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa and
Mirjana Lucic of Croatia also advanced.