The 47th World No., Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska, beat Dutch Arantxa Rus, who is at the 128th place in the WTA rating, with a score of 6/0, 6/3 at the start of the tournament in Hua Hin.
The match lasted 53 minutes. During this time, the 18-year-old Yastremska completed three aces, made four wrong mistakes when serving and sold four break points, while the 28-year-old Rus noted only four double errors. This was the first official meeting of athletes.
In the second round of the Thailand Open competition, Yastremskaya will fight the Chinese woman Peng Shuai, who defeated the French player Chloe Paquet, 6/2, 6/3.