The second day of action has concluded at the Hobart International with Garbine Muguruza, Elise Mertens and Elena Rybakina all through to the second round.
Aussie wildcard Lizette Carbera picked up one of the results of the day though upsetting eighth seeded Frenchwoman, Caroline Garcia 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in two hours and four minutes.
Muguruza who took a wildcard to play at the Hobart International defeated China’s Yafan Wang in straight sets 6-1, 7-5 to move through. The former Wimbledon champion will next face Ons Jabeur in the second round; after she defeated Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-1.
Top seed Elise Mertens won her first-round match against Christina McHale easing through 6-1, 6-1. Next up is Viktoria Kuzmova in the second round.
Shuai Zhang produced a comeback to defeat Kirsten Flipkens winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 while there were also wins for the likes of Cici Bellis and Alize Cornet.
Results – Day 2 Hobart International
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Author: Samuel Gill