Third seed Magda Linette and Liu Fangzhou will both seek to draw on positive past history at the Jiangxi Open in their second-round clash, while Rebecca Peterson and Kateryna Kozlova are also in action. Scroll down for full order of play.
Alex Macpherson
September 10, 2019

MATCH POINTS

Bronx champion and No.3 seed Magda Linette won her only prior meeting with wildcard Liu Fangzhou 6-2, 6-1 in Kuala Lumpur qualifying in 2015. The Pole, who trains in China, reached her fourth WTA semifinal in Nanchang last year.

Liu Fangzhou also has positive memories from Nanchang. Both of the Chinese player's previous WTA quarterfinals came here, in 2016 and 2018, as did the biggest final of her career to date when this was a WTA 125K event in 2014. The World No.263 is bidding for her fourth career Top 100 victory and first Top 50 win over Linette.

No.7 seed Kateryna Kozlova and Dalila Jakupovic both snapped five-match losing streaks with their first-round victories this week, with Kozlova capturing her first win since Roland Garros and Jakupovic her first since Jurmala. Jakupovic won their sole previous encounter 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4 in the first round of Luxembourg last year.

Former World No.97 Jana Fett is bidding to reach her first WTA quarterfinal since Rabat 2018 in her first meeting with No.5 Rebecca Peterson, who is aiming for her second quarterfinal of the season after Rabat 2019.

ORDER OF PLAY (all courts start 3pm)

CENTRE COURT
[WC] LIU Fangzhou (CHN) vs [3] Magda LINETTE (POL)
Not before 4pm
Lara ARRUABARRENA (ESP) vs [6] Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI)
Beatrice GUMULYA (INA) / Rosalie VAN DER HOEK (NED) vs [2] PENG Shuai (CHN) / ZHANG Shuai (CHN)

COURT 1
Ankita RAINA (IND) / Eden SILVA (GBR) vs Peangtarn PLIPUECH (THA) / XUN Fang Ying (CHN)
Not before 4pm
[5] Rebecca PETERSON (SWE) vs [Q] Jana FETT (CRO)

COURT 2
Anna DANILINA (KAZ) / Elixane LECHEMIA (FRA) vs [4] Alexa GUARACHI (CHI) / Giuliana OLMOS (MEX)
Not before 4pm
[7] Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) vs Dalila JAKUPOVIC (SLO)

COURT 3
Arina RODIONOVA (AUS) / Sabrina SANTAMARIA (USA) vs Natela DZALAMIDZE (RUS) / Elena RYBAKINA (KAZ)