Karolina Pliskova defeated Zhang for the fourth time in their career meetings, winning, 6-2, 6-0 to set up a semifinal showdown with dominika cibulkova at the qatar total open
"I was waiting for this match since yesterday evening, so I was happy that I won," said Pliskova after the match. "I think she was not playing her best today so that's why it went so fast in the second set but I played solid today so I'm really happy to be through to the semis.
"Definitely the first few days I was happy that it was raining because I needed a few days off. It was a big help the first few days but then actually it was disturbing me a little so today I was five times warming up but finally I made it."