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Kucova beats Ostapenko in first round at Hong Kong Open

2018 French Open - Day Three

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 29: Kristina Kucova of Slovakia plays a backhand during the ladie singles first round match against Shuai Zhang of China during day three of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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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.