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Wang Wins In Rain-Hit Nanchang

Wang Qiang beat Noppawan Lertcheewakarn and Wednesday's wet weather to reach the quarterfinals in Nanchang.

Published July 23, 2014 12:14

Wang Wins In Rain-Hit Nanchang
Wang Qiang

NANCHANG, China - Wang Qiang was Wednesday's sole winner at the Zhonghong Jiangxi International Women's Open as the weather played havoc with the schedule.

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Heavy rain saw most of the matches cancelled or forced indoors, with Wang's 6-1, 7-6(2) second round victory over Noppawan Lertcheewakarn the only one to be completed outside.

Wang has enjoyed a productive campaign on the ITF Circuit, picking up a couple of titles and climbing back into the Top 200. In the opening round she upset No.7 seed Duan Ying-Ying and she continued in this rich vein of form against Lertcheewakarn, racing through the opening set in barely half an hour.

Lertcheewakarn put up a sterner test in the second, coming back from a break down on three occasions and saving five match points before finally succumbing in the tie-break.

Should the rain relent, Thursday's bumper schedule will see top seed Peng Shuai, Misaki Doi and Zheng Saisai all on court as they attempt to join Wang in the quarterfinals.

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