Apia International 2017: Sunday Sydney Tennis Scores, Results, Updated Schedule


Fifth seed and defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is safely through to Round 2 of the 2017 Apia International Sydney, as she secured a 6-1, 6-4 win over Irina-Camelia Begu  on Sunday.

The Russian was the star attraction as the main draw got underway and didn’t disappoint those in attendance, turning in a confident display to get the better of the Romanian. Also through to the second round is Eugenie Bouchard, who beat Zhang Shuai in straight sets.

There was a solitary match to savour from the men’s draw, as Nicolas Mahut was able to get past Thomaz Bellucci in a straightforward manner.

Here are the results in full from Sydney, a closer look back at the best of the action and the provisional schedule for Monday’s play.

Provisional order of play courtesy of the ATP website.


Kuznetsova Kicks Off Title Defence in Style

Having triumphed at this event in 2016, Kuznetsova picked up from where she left off in Sydney against a dangerous opponent in Begu.

Any nerves were settled by an early break of the Romanian’s serve, and from there, the champion started to dictate points. Kuznetsova’s serve was strong, her groundstrokes were accurate and the variety of …

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