In-Form Zhang Heads To Taipei

Kimiko Date-Krumm, Yanina Wickmayer and the in-form Zhang Shuai lead the field at the year's final WTA 125K Series tournament, the OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open.

Published November 03, 2013 12:00

In-Form Zhang Heads To Taipei
Zhang Shuai

TAIPEI, Chinese Taipei - Back in January, Zhang Shuai kicked off her season in underwhelming fashion, losing to World No.355 Asia Muhammed in the first round of an ITF Circuit event in Innisbrook.

However, this proved to be the most misleading of starts. Fast forward 10 months and Zhang is in the form of her life and knocking on the door of the Top 50. Next she heads to Tapiei for the second of two back-to-back WTA 125K Series events, having already won the first, in Nanjing, on Sunday.

First up at the OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Zhang meets in-form Katarzyna Piter, with Vera Dushevina and No.7 seed Misaki Doi potential foes in the second round and quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Kimiko Date-Krumm, the top seed and her prospective semifinal opponent, faces a qualifier in the first round.

Leading the way on the other side of the draw is No.2 seed Yanina Wickmayer, who also gets her challenge underway against a qualifier. The other seeds are Ayumi Morita, Kurumi Nara, Caroline Garcia and Ajla Tomljanovic.

The tournament, staged on the indoor carpet of the city's multi-purpose Taipei Arena, is in its second year, with the inaugural title going to France's Kristina Mladenovic. It is the fifth and final WTA 125K Series tournament of the year, following stops in Cali, Suzhou, Ningbo and last week in Nanjing.

Share this page!

Related news

  • Watch Free Live Streaming From Bol

    May 30, 2016
    This week wtatennis.com is offering free live streaming from the second WTA 125K Series tournament of 2016, the Bol Open.
  • Taiwan Open Moves To Taipei

    April 19, 2016
    The Taiwan Open announced its move from Kaohsiung to the capital in Taipei in 2017 after making a successful debut featuring Venus Williams and the Chan sisters this past February.
  • Doi Claims Inaugural San Antonio Title

    March 19, 2016
    Misaki Doi's upward trajectory continued with a win over Anna-Lena Friedam at the inaugural San Antonio Open.
To The Top