The 29th World No., Russian Maria Sharapova, defeated Timea Bachinsky of Switzerland, who holds the 192nd line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/2, 7/6 (3) at the start of the tournament in Shenzhen. The match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes. During this time, the 31-year-old Sharapova completed two aces, made a mistake three times in filing and sold six break points, and the 29-year-old Bachinsky never delivered a word through, made four double mistakes and made four breaks. Previously, the score in personal meetings was 3: 1 in favor of the Russians. Sharapova’s next opponent in the Shenzhen Open competition will be Chinese Xin Yu Wang, who defeated her compatriot Phan Yin Xun with a score of 7/6 (3), 6/4.