The 42nd racket of the world, Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, beat Romanian Anu Bogdan, who is 76th in the WTA rating, with a score of 6/0, 6/1 at the start of the tournament in Shenzhen. The match lasted 53 minutes. During this time, the 27-year-old Pavlyuchenkova performed one ace, once made a mistake when serving and sold six break points, and the 26-year-old Bogdan never filed it, made two double mistakes and made one break. This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the second round of the Shenzhen Open competition, Pavlyuchenkova will play either with the Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, or with one of the winners of the qualification.