Taiwan Open, Taipei City R2 Preview
?? (8) Pauline Parmentier vs ?? Yafan Wang
Pauline Parmentier captured her first victory of the season on Tuesday as she came from a set down to defeat Kurumi Nara. The Frenchwoman will look to build on that victory when she comes up against china’s Yafan Wang for a spot in the quarter-finals at the Taiwan Open. This is a good opportunity for both Parmentier and Wang, both will see this as a winnable clash.
Parmentier arrived in Taiwan without a win to her name in 2018. It looked like that trend would continue when Parmentier quickly lost the opening set to Kurumi Nara, however Parmentier became stronger as the match wore on, claiming a 1-6 6-4 6-1 victory. Parmentier served very well in the last two sets and used her forehand effectively to control play from the baseline whilst also showing good touch at the net.
Yafan Wang booked a second round clash with the 8th seeded Parmentier in Taiwan courtesy of a 6-2 6-4 win over Risa Ozaki. Wang is a player on the rise with a fairly powerful game.
This will be the first career meeting between the pair.