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Osaka, Wozniacki both advance at China Open

Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka of Japan returns a shot against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during the final match of the Pan Pacific Open women’s tennis tournament in Tokyo Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)


BEIJING -- U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka and second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki both advanced to the second round of the China Open on Monday.

The eighth-seeded Osaka beat Zarina Diyas 6-4, 6-3, while Wozniacki defeated Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-3.

Osaka will next face Danielle Collins, who advanced on Sunday.

In second-round matches, 10th-seeded Julia Goerges advanced after U.S. Open quarterfinalist Lesia Tsurenko retired with a back injury with the score even at 6-4, 4-6, 2-2, while Anastasija Sevastova advanced with a walkover win against Madison Keys.

Other first-round winners included Garbine Muguruza, Zhang Shuai and Petra Martic.