Britain’s Emma Raducanu overcame a late wobble to beat Japan’s Moyuka Uchijima within the first spherical of the Korea Open in Seoul.
Raducanu, 19, double-faulted on match level when holding a 5-0 lead within the second set earlier than successful 6-2 6-4.
Victory arrange a last-16 match towards Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer.
Raducanu had been tenth on the planet rankings in August however has dropped to 77th after dropping within the US Open first spherical earlier this month.
Uchijima, 21, who has by no means performed a Grand Slam match and is 126th within the rankings, received 4 video games in a row within the second set to peg Raducanu again to 5-4 earlier than the Briton served out the victory after one hour 18 minutes.
Wickmayer, 32, is a former world quantity 12 however is now 460th on the planet rankings. She returned from maternity depart earlier this yr after giving delivery to her first youngster, Luana, in April 2021.