After winning the ATP Challenge in Indianapolis, China’s rising star Wu Yibing finished the week at No. 174 in the world standings with 301 points, beating compatriot Zhang Zhizhen (276).
With three consecutive challenge titles, Wu Yibing’s unrivaled dominance has captivated Chinese soccer fans. After the game, A Bing made a point of interacting with fans on a live broadcast, talking about the game and what’s next. During the broadcast, Oh revealed that he had accidentally strained his abdominal muscle during his second-round match against Germany’s Gojovitzke. After the competition, he has been taking nine painkillers a day to relieve the pain, to finish the game, and won the final championship. Watching the scene, many of the fans admired Ah Bing’s indomitable spirit and praised him.
Oh said he would withdraw from the next challenge to rest and recover before focusing on qualifying for the U.S. Open and trying to qualify for the main event.
Let’s go back to the field. Beijing time last night, this Wednesday station ATP250 events all start. Portugal’s Sousa got off to a flying start in the first round of the men’s singles in Kitzbuhel, Austria, with a 6-1 7-5 win over Ivan Koepriva. Native wild card Missoic beat Brazilian Silva 6-2 7-6 to advance to the second round. Others WHO WON to ADVANCE WERE Peruvian Varillas, Czech LaHECa, Austrian Vladimir Rotionov, Argentine JUNIOR CorIA and Serbian Slava LajoVIC
Umag, Croatia: Spaniards Baena, Munnar, Colombian Galan, Italians Zepieri and Cecchinato beat their opponents to advance to the second round.
Atlanta, USA: The two Asian players who played that day all won. Kwon Chun-woo of South Korea beat American Gilong 2-1; Japanese Daniel Taro reversed the American rising star Koda in three sets. Others making the cut are Australian Millman and rising American star Brandon Nakajima.
Women’s tennis: wang qiang of China, who came out of the qualifying round, made a hard-fought comeback against Sweden’s jelena pettersen 1-6 6-3 7-6(4) in the first round of the WTA250 Prague tournament. In the second round, she will take on Slovenian Nikola Jakupovic. Another Chinese player, Zhu Lin, was in hot form, thrashing Russian TIao Diachenko 6-1 to advance to the second round and will be waiting for the winner of the match between Wang Xinyu and fellow Russian Elena Potabova
Other matches: Poland Linette 6-3 2-6 6-2 against Belgium’s Mehrtens; Czech Elena Buzkova beat lucky loser Klaus 6-2 7-6(2); Japan’s Hasao Hibibi swept aside Romanian Daniela Buzanescu 6-2 6-2; Frenchman Paquie upset last year’s runner-up Markova 2-6 6-4 6-3.
WTA250 Warsaw first round: France’s Garcia defeated Japan’s sakiri tsukumi 7-5 6-4; Former French Open semifinalist Elena Podoroska of Argentina swept Romanian qualifier Ignatik 6-1 6-1. Brazilian Pigosi, Czech Siniakova, Swiss Grubici, Poland Ciwalinska also beat their opponents, advanced to the second round.