Top seed CoCo Vandeweghe eased into the second round of the Libema Open while Robin Haase was given a tough workout by Ivo Karlovic in the men’s draw.
Two-time ‘s-Hertogenbosch champion Vandeweghe won the opening set against Aliaksandra Sasnovich with relative ease, but the Belarussian came back strongly in the second set before the American wrapped it up 6-2, 7-6 (7-1).
Triumphing over Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2 7-6 (7-1)! pic.twitter.com/J7fIcd9whU
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Next up is Arantxa Rus after the Dutchwoman beat Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (9-7).
Sixth seed Alison van Uytvanck also advanced as the Belgian secured a 6-1, 6-2 victory over local wild card Richel Hogenkamp.
However, there was better news for Hogenkamp’s Dutch compatriot Bibiane Schoofs as she is through to the second round with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Carina Witthoeft from Germany.
In the men’s side, Haase came through a gruelling 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 win over veteran Karlovic with the contest lasting just under two hours.
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Russian Daniil Medvedev earned a second-round clash against fourth seed Fernando Verdasco as he beat Yuki Bhambri from India 6-4, 6-1.
Marius Copil, meanwhile, beat Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 while Yuichi Sugita defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-2.
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