HONG KONG — Kristina Kucova recorded her first WTA main draw victory in over a year when she beat Jelena Ostapenko 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of Hong Kong Open on Monday.
Ostapenko struggled with a left wrist injury at the Wuhan Open and China Open but still managed to win the first set.
Kucova will next face lucky loser Viktoriya Tomova, who defeated Dalila Jakupovic 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (3).
Eighth-seeded Alize Cornet, Luksika Kumkhum and Dayana Yastremska also moved into the second round.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Former French Open runner-up Sara Errani edged Belinda Bencic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the Miami Open’s first round Tuesday to win a match between former top-10 players.
Errani was once as high as No. 5 and a finalist at Roland Garros in 2012, but she has won only two Grand Slam matches since the start of 2016 and is now ranked 102nd. Bencic has been ranked No. 7 and is now 135th.
They combined for 14 service breaks in 28 games Tuesday.
Among other matches, Naomi Osaka beat Kristina Kucova 6-2, 6-3; Kirsten Flipkens edged Jennifer Brady 3-6, 6-3, 7-5; Carina Witthoeft eliminated Nicole Gibbs 6-3, 6-3; and Mandy Minella got past Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-5.
Women’s play began at the hard-court tournament Tuesday; the men start Wednesday.
Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic all pulled out of the event with injuries.