Japan Women’s Open – No. 1 seed Zhang Shuai knocks out defending champion Zarina Diyas


No. 1 seed Zhang Shuai knocked out defending champion Zarina Diyas to advance to the semifinals of the Japan Women’s Open.

China’s Shuai broke the No. 6 seed in the penultimate game of the second set and served out to secure a 6-4, 7-5 victory.

The world No. 41, who reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2016, will now face Amanda Anisimova, after the American defeated Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-1.

Elsewhere, No. 4 seed Qiang Wang advanced past No. 8 seed Magda Linette thanks to a comprehensive 6-2, 6-2 victory. The Chinese player won the first set in just 33 minutes, despite losing her first two games.

Qiang will have to wait to see if she will face Ajla Tomljanovic or Su-Wei Hsieh in the semifinals after their quarterfinal was suspended due to rain.

Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Rebecca Mahoney – New Zealand international to be first female referee in men’s match
Paul Broadhurst wins The Ally Challenge for season-best third PGA Tour Champions title
Darnell Nurse of Edmonton Oilers to 2-year contract
Jose Abreu of Chicago White Sox hospitalized with infection in thigh
Chase McGrath, kicker for USC Trojans, out for season with torn ACL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *