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Gonçalo Oliveira prepares for the second round of Anning challenger

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Portuguese tennis player Gonçalo Oliveira qualified for the second round of Anning’s challenger tournament in China today, beating Chinese forward Zihao Xia in two quick sets.

The national number four, 295th in the ATP ranks, was 6-2 and 6-0 in front of Xia, 357th in the world, in a 58-minute clay-court clash.

After three defeats in inaugural rounds at Saint Brieuc (France), Alicante (Spain) and Taipei (Taiwan), Gonçalo Oliveira, 24, has been reunited with the triumphs and will face another Chinese tennis player, Ze Zhang, the 16th seed and 215th overall.

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