Greet Minnen (WTA 113) has qualified for the second round of the WTA tournament in Lyon, France (hard / $ 235,238) on Monday. She defeated the Polish Katarzyna Kawa (WTA 119) in straight sets.
After an hour and 48 minutes, the 7-5, 7-5 final score was on the board. It was the fourth game between 23-year-old Minnen and 28-year-old Kawa. De Kempense also won the previous three.
In the eighth finals, the Dutch Arantxa Rus (WTA 79), the eighth seed, awaits. He put the Chinese Wang Xiyu (WTA 127) aside with 7-6 (8/6) and 6-4. Minnen has already played twice against the 30-year-old Russian, both won a match.
Greet Minnen is, after the cancellation of Kirsten Flipkens (single), the only Belgian on the table in Lyon.