Badosa, Garcia, and Rybakina Knock Out of Pan Pacific Open

Badosa, Garcia, and Rybakina Knock Out of Pan Pacific Open
Caroline Garcia during the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai 2018 in Zhuhai China, 2 November 2018 — Photo by ChinaImages

A number of top names have been knocked out of the Pan Pacific Open, they include top-seeded Paula Badosa, Wimbledon champ Elena Rybakina, and second-seed Caroline Garcia.

Badosa was defeated by Qinwen Zheng from China 6-3 6-2. Qinwen has been one of the rapid improvers lately. She has on 10 of her last 12 games and broke Badosa four times.

“It’s not a surprise, I always knew I had the level, I just had to make it, Qinwen said.

Qinwen vs Badosa Highlights:

Caroline Garcia was beaten by another Chinese player, Zhang Shuai who won after a match that lasted 2 and hours 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). She broke Garcia in the opening game.

“I was trying to stay calm. I told myself in the tough moments how I never lose on this court so today I will win, she said.

This is my home tournament so that gave me a lot of motivation. Everything is positive here and thats why I played really well.

Zhang vs Garcia Match Highlights:

Rybakina lost to Liudmila Samsonova 6-2 6-4. “I’m incredibly happy about this match, Samsonova said.

Its always tough to play Elena. Shes a big champion now so I was prepared for a big fight. Last month was very positive for me. Winning a tournament I have more confidence, but I have to stay focused.

Samsonova will next play Xinyu Wang in the second round.

Rybakina vs Samsonova Match Highlights:

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