Ankita, India's top singles player, beat her opponent 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in hot and humid conditions to set up a second a round clash against Ling Zhang of Hong Kong.

"When I was coming here I had a dream that I won my first WTA level match and that has just happened. I am really happy," Ankita said from China.

"In the set break I went to change and I thought I have a set but I need to play the second set like it's love all because I knew she's gonna fight back and not let go. So I started being aggressive. But she is a fighter. In the second set she played more consistently, smartly and patiently on the crucial points. Though I had some game points in most of the games in the second set, I lost it 2-6.

"We had a 10 minute break because of the heat rule. I kept believing in myself and started aggressive. I started getting big serves and that helped me to get the first game of the set, yes it helped me, I was 3-0. But it was not over, I had to break her serve again to be in the next round and she had really good wide serves, she even hit a few aces in the match. But I got the very first game point and it was game, set," she explained the duel.

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