The 71st World No., Russian Evgenia Rodina, defeated Kazakhstan representative Zarina Diyas in three sets, occupying the 89th position in the WTA, with a 3/6, 6/3, 7/6 (7) score at the start of the tournament in Shenzhen. The match lasted 2 hours and 7 minutes. During this time, the 29-year-old Motherland performed one Ace, made a mistake four times when applying and sold four break points, and the 25-year-old Diyas filed three times, made six double mistakes and made four breaks. Now the score in personal meetings was 1: 1. In the second round of the Shenzhen Open competition, the Motherland will play either with Chinese Jiang Wang or with American Alison Riske.