Monday, 10 December, 2018

Sabalenka And Kontaveit Set For Wuhan Showdown

Ashleigh Barty I feel like a Top-20 Player Ashleigh Barty: I feel like a Top-20 Player
Sergio Cook | 01 October, 2018, 12:42

However, Wang, who grabbed headlines at the French Open this year with her straight-sets demolition of Venus Williams, said she is growing in confidence after a successful year, and playing in front of home crowds has helped boost her game.

It is Wang's 14th straight win on Chinese soil, following her run to the Guangzhou title last weekend.

Puig conceded after the match that Wozniaki had fought hard, and said that there were places she thought she could have improved.

Barty, who is a 2017 finalist at this event, forehand did the damage while her serve was also solid and finished with more winners and less unforced errors than Kerber. "I set myself that goal at the start of the year, that I want to stay top-20". She's one of the best players in the world.

Sep 27 Olympic champion Monica Puig of Puerto Rico lost to China's Qiang Wang 6-3, 6-1 in the Wuhan Open quarter-finals on Thursday.

John Millman will wait to see if there is one more withdrawal from next week's ATP Tokyo main draw for him to make it before he commits to a flight from Brisbane.

Wang and Gavrilova traded breaks in the first set fighting to 5-all before a Wang break allowed her to power past the Australian, who suffered five double-faults on the way to losing the set. She will next face Aryna Sabalenka, who defeated 2016 runner-up Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-3.

Puig trailed in both sets and needed six set points to win the first set. "Petra's a super tough opponent, and I knew that", said Pavlyuchenkova, who faces Barty next.

"I'm not disappointed, but I'm just sad this injury came from nowhere".

Earlier, Australia's Ashleigh Barty had to dig deep to overcome Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, beating the Russian 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to secure her semi-final berth.

Wang is next to face the victor of yesterday evening's match between Estonian Anett Kontaveit and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.

In-form Barty is now ranked 17th in the world, and a strong finish in Wuhan - a WTA Premier 5 tournament with 900 points for the victor - could help her inch up the rankings before the end of the season.

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