World No 1 Angelique Kerber booked a safe passage into the second round of the Hong Kong Open with a 6-4 6-4 victory over 21-year-old Maria Sakkari of Greece on Tuesday.
Jelena Jankovic overcame Venus Williams in a battle of the former world number ones to set up a Hong Kong Open final clash with Angelique Kerber who thrashed Sam Stosur in straight sets.
Heather Watson is into the Hong Kong Open second round after the No 2 defeated qualifier Marina Erakovic on Tuesday. She won 7-5, 7-6 (11-9) in just over two hours.
British number one Johanna Konta joined Heather Watson in the second round of the Hong Kong Open with victory over compatriot Naomi Broady.
Top-ranked Angelique Kerber overcame five double-faults and fought off eight break points before beating Maria Sakkari 6-4, 6-4 in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday