Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova Continue to Sizzle, Reach Semifinals at Shenzhen Open

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 | 0

Top seeds Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova swiftly moved on to the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open in China following their respective quarterfinals wins on Thursday.

While Halep took care of her business, beating Serbian qualifier 6-3, 6-3; Kvitova also had little trouble en route her 7-5, 6-4 conquest of compatriot Tereza Smitkova.

“The match was good – I played better than the last few rounds – and I’m looking forward to playing the semifinals,” Halep said after her triumph, as quoted by WTA Tennis.

“My game is getting better day by day. I want to improve match by match and see how far I can go here,” she added.


(1) S Halep d. (Q) A Krunic (6-3, 6-3)

S Zheng d. (4) Z Diyas (3-6, 7-6, 6-2)

(8) T Bacsinszky d. V Zvonareva (3-2 ret.)

P Kvitova d. T Smitkova (7-5, 6-4)


C Liang/Y Wang d. M Linette/S Zheng (6-1, 6-1)


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