WTA roundup: Peterson stuns Venus in first round in Tianjin
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Rebecca Peterson posted a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Venus Williams in the first round of the Tianjin Open in China on Monday.
The match featured 14 service breaks, the last coming in the eighth game of the deciding set as the Swede seized a 5-3 lead and then won the next game at love to finish in 2 hours, 4 minutes.
Seeded players advancing to the Round of 16 were No. 4 Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia and No. 6 Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan, both of whom needed three sets.
Garcia rallied to beat Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, winning 11 of the final 13 games. Putintseva outlasted Australia's Astra Sharma 6-1, 1-6, 7-5, breaking serve in the final game to take the match.
Upper Austria Ladies Linz
American teenager Coco Gauff lost in the second round of qualifying, falling to Tamara Korpatsch 6-4, 6-2 in 74 minutes in Linz, Austria.
Gauff, 15, was up a break at 2-1 in the second set but failed to hold serve the rest of the way against the 24-year-old German.
In the round of 32, Ukranian Kateryna Kozlova survived a nearly three-hour match to dispatch Russia's Anna Blinkova 6-1, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (5). Germany's Andrea Petkovic rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jil Teichmann of Switzerland, winning 17 of 23 first-serve points. Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova defeated Austria's Julia Grabher 6-4, 6-2.