Schiavone drops a set on way to Jiangxi Open quarterfinals

NANCHANG, China (AP) " Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone dropped the first set on her way to beating Lu Jiajing of China 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Wednesday in the Jiangxi Open second round.

The third-seeded Italian faces Risa Ozaki in the quarterfinals after the seventh-seeded Japanese had an easy 6-0, 6-3 win over Nicha Lertpitaksinchai of Thailand.

Two other seeded players " Vania King and local hopeful Zhang Kailin " also won in straight sets for a place in the last eight. American sixth-seeded King defeated Chinese qualifier Zhang Ying 6-4, 6-2, while fifth-seeded Zhang beat Japanese Miyu Kato 6-4, 7-5.

Also, second-seeded Kurumi Nara defeated Tereza Mrdeza 6-3, 7-5 after their first-round match was suspended due to rain on Tuesday.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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