Peng beats Liu at Shenzhen Open

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Updated: December 29, 2013

Shenzhen, China (SportsNetwork.com) – Fifth-seeded Peng Shuai beat wild card
Liu Fangzhou in straight sets Sunday in the first round of the Shenzhen
Open.

Peng won the all-Chinese match 6-1, 6-3 in the first-ever meeting between the
countrywomen.

In the other first-round match, Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa beat Ukranian
Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to remain undefeated in three all-time meetings
between the players.

Peng will face Soler-Espinosa in the second round.

Top-ranked Li Na of China is the defending champion and will play wild card
Russian Vera Zvonareva in the first round.