Top seed Garbine Muguruza got a virus during her previous tournament in Wuhan and today had to retire in the first round of the China Open in Beijing, trailing Barbora Strycova 6-1 2-0. Seed No.15 Sloane Stephens made her second straight first-round exit following the US Open triumph, losing 6-3 6-0 to qualifier and fellow American Christina McHale in just 62 minutes.
In the second round, Alize Cornet stunned tenth seed Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-4, while fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki made the third round with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. All these Monday’s matches and more our photographer Jimmie48 covered in photos.
MORE CHINA OPEN 2017 PHOTOS:
- Sunday: Radwanska, Svitolina, Pliskova, Wozniacki advance to the second round
- Saturday: Sharapova wins first-round thriller against Sevastova