Lulu Sun (WTA 340) takes her first victory on the Circuit. The 22-year-old from Geneva has qualified for the round of 16 of the WTA 250 tournament in Seoul. In South Korea, Lulu Sun won 7-6 (8/6) 6-2 against Australian Lizette Cabrera (WTA 229) in a match between two players from qualifying.
The Genevan thus confirmed the success she had obtained against this same player last year on the clay courts of Lisbon. Her next opponent will be the winner of a Russian derby between Varvara Gracheva (WTA 85) and Anna Blinkova (WTA 144).
Before this meeting in Seoul, Lulu Sun had been eliminated twice this year from the start during her first two participations in a WTA 250 tournament, in Rabat by the Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus and in Granby by the Frenchwoman Diane Parry.