sábado, 30 de septiembre de 2017
In a battle of the Czech left-handers, No.12 seed Petra Kvitova has posted an efficient 6-3, 7-5 victory over Kristyna Pliskova to move into the second round of the China Open.
It was the first meeting between the pair, but Kvitova's supremacy over her countrywomen has long been noteworthy. The 27-year-old came into today's match riding a 22-match winning streak over her fellow Czechs stretching back half a decade since her loss to Lucie Hradecka in the second round of Madrid in 2012 - one of a scant three overall losses to Czechs she has suffered in her career.
Sharapova leveled the score in commanding fashion and scoring a 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-6(7) victory at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing.
Sharapova has made it to at least the semifinals at the China Open in four of her six previous appearances, capping it off with a run to the title in 2014, the last time she played the event.
In the second round, Sharapova will take on the winner between qualifier Jennifer Brady and Ekaterina Makarova
In a week which began with eight of the world's Top 10 vying for the trophy, Caroline Garcia will leave the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open as champion after edging Ashleigh Barty, 6-7(3), 7-6(4), 6-2 in an all-unseeded final.
Chan Yung-Jan and Martina Hingis marched to their third consecutive title after taking down Shuko Aoyama and Yang Zhaoxuan at the 2017 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-4.
Simona Halep survived a tough first-round match at the China Open today to move past a hard-hitting Alison Riske 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 - a win that snapped the Romanian's three-match losing streak
viernes, 29 de septiembre de 2017
Starting at 12.30pm
Angelique KERBER (GER)  v Naomi OSAKA (JPN)
Petra KVITOVA (CZE)  v Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE)
Alison RISKE (USA) v Simona HALEP (ROU) 
Not before 7.30pm
Anastasia SEVASTOVA (LAT)  v [WC] Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)
[WC] DUAN Ying-Ying (CHN) v Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) 
Ashleigh Barty's magical week at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open continued on Friday, as the Australian reached her first Premier 5 level final with a 6-3, 6-0 win over No.8 seed Jelena Ostapenko.
Maria Sakkari got her second win over Alizé Cornet this year as she secured her first WTA semifinal spot at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, 7-6(2), 7-5.
Currently ranked No.80, Sakkari made it through qualifying to reach the main draw in Wuhan, where she has already beaten fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki and 16th seed Elena Vesnina, both in straight sets.
"It's been a tough week for me, a good week obviously," Sakkari said after the match. "I've been running a lot inside the court, but it's not time to be tired. I still have tomorrow's match, and why not more matches to come?
"I just have never stopped fighting -- just run, take the opportunities, but mostly fight."