Jiangxi Open Main Draw Second Round News
Iris Longs to Fly “shuai-shuai”double’s Debut
On Sept. 11, Jiangxi Open made its way into a third competiton day, with little change from Hong Cheng's afternoon enthusiasm.
Iris Longs to Fly
After the debut of Wang Yafan, Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai，Jiangxi Open entered the second round of main draw. The first round’s promotion, Liu Fangzhou passed through the first round without pressure although being WC. She will encounter Poland's "butterfly" Linette Magda on center court, who has made a big comeback in the cs Open as the No. 3 seed. On August 24, 2019, Linette Magda reached the final of the NYJTL Bronx Open as a qualifier and finally won her first career singles title.
In September she made a second challenge to the crown. Linette Magda, known as a cutout, is proud of her record against Chinese players. In 2018, she also made it to the semifinals, only to fall to the rose-blossom before eventual champion Wang Qiang shattered her hopes of winning her first singles title. A comeback, as the third seed, would have been the biggest obstacle to the Chinese players' group's bid to win the title this year. Bearing in mind that "iris" has in recent years made a bit of a switch to Guangzhou after the us Open, so the climate will be more hospitable for him with the switch to Jiangxi Open in September, Chinese players should beware.
Compared to the singles, the doubles are more interesting. Women's singles champion Peng Shuai, who has won the game for 2 times, made her debut in the doubles this year. It will be the historic debut for “Shuai-Shuai”. As the No. 2 seed, they will going to be focus on after the No. 1 doubles were out in the first round.
For their debut, they will face a combination of Indonesia's Gumulya Beatrice and Van Der Hoek Rosalie of Netherlands. In terms of the overall state of the singles, the "Shuai-Shuai" pair were shining in September's Jiangxi Open. The “cross-country-combo” of Gumulya Beatrice and Van Der Hoek Rosalie is no stranger to the "Shuai-Shuai" pair. Peng Shuai and Yang Zhaoxuan beat them at the 2019 Kunming Open. This time the partner changed to the women's single No. 1 seeds. There seemed little room for the “cross-country-combo” to create any trouble.