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Peng breezes through in Zhengzhou

Peng Shuai and Wang Qiang are the top two seeds in Zhengzhou and both players made light work of their first-round opponents on Monday.

Peng Shuai - cropped
Peng Shuai in action on the WTA Tour

Top seed Peng Shuai was among a host of emphatic victors on day one of the Biyuan Zhengzhou Women's Tennis Open.

All eight of Monday's first-round matches were won in straight sets, home favourite Peng thrashing Japan's Shuko Aoyoma 6-1 6-1.

Peng's compatriots Wang Qiang and Duan Yingying triumphed by the same scoreline, against Hiroko Kuwata and Peangtarn Plipuech respectively.

Liu Fangzhou and wildcard Yang Zhaoxuan were other Chinese winners on Monday, while Nao Hibino, Eri Hozumi and Valentini Grammatikopoulou also made it through to round two.

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