Hsieh, Riske, Teichmann advance at Strasbourg WTA event

Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan makes a backhand return to Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.(Andrew Brownbill/AP)

STRASBOURG, France — Hsieh Su-Wei defeated Xu Yi-fan 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the WTA tournament in Strasbourg.

Jil Belen Teichmann rallied to defeat Kurumi Nara 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 and Alison Riske also advanced, by beating Alize Lim 6-0, 7-5.

The outdoor clay-court event is a warm-up for the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, which starts in a week.

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