With the final Grand Slam US Open qualifiers of the season opening, the Korean duo, Han Na-rae (Bucheon City Hall) and Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall), won the match. In the second round of the preliminaries, a face-to-face match with the seeds was concluded.
On the 22nd (local time), in the first round of the US Open qualifying round held in New York, USA, Na-rae Han and Seong-chan Hong won 2-0.
Narae Han (#243 in the world), who had a women’s singles match on court 15, defeated Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva (#202 in the world, Andorra) 6-3 6-3.
Narae Han made three consecutive breaks from the start of the first set. In the second set she never gave up a break and she completed her win in 1 hour and 17 minutes.
The first serve indicators were similar for both players, but the match was decided in the second serve situation. The scoring rate of the second serve situation of both players was 63% (10/16) for Hannarae and 26% (6/23) for Kashincheva. It is said that Narae Han easily attacked Kashincheva’s second serve.
Narae Han made it to the second round of the qualifiers for the second time after the Australian Open, her first Grand Slam of the year. It’s also been about seven months since her first round at the Thailand Open (WTA 250) in February of this year that she won a non-ITF World Tour, Grand Slam & WTA higher grade event.
Hong Seong-chan (#203 in the world), who played the 14th court, defeated Francesco Passaro (Italy, #173 in the world) 7-6(3) 6-4. Hong Sung-chan’s first serve accuracy was only 40%, but her second serve score rate increased to 64% (25/39), maximizing her serve chances.
At the beginning of the tie-break in the first set, it was effective to widen the gap by scoring in both servings of Passaro. In the second set, he made good use of his serve chance. Although he allowed a break in the first subgame, he conceded only 3 overall points in the remaining subgames and did not give his opponent any chances.
Han Na-rae and Hong Seong-chan both face the preliminary seeds in the second round of the preliminary round.안전놀이터
Narae Han will meet 8th seed Lucrezia Stefanini (Italy, 103rd in the world). Stefanini was eliminated in the preliminary round only at the French Open this year, and has made it to the finals at both the other two Grand Slams (2nd round at the Australian Open and 1st round at Wimbledon). This is the first confrontation between the two.
Hong Seong-chan will face Daniel Taro (Japan, 95th in the world), the fourth seed in the preliminary round. Daniel climbed to the second round at the Western & Southern Open last week, restoring his world ranking to within the top 100. This is also the first confrontation between the two.
Han Na-rae and Hong Seong-chan will take a day off and go to the second round of the preliminary round. On the 23rd (local time), Sujeong Jang (Daegu City Hall) will compete in the first round of the preliminary round.