Simona Halep Reaches Final, Petra Kvitova Crashes Out of Shenzhen Open

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015 | 0

Top seed Simona Halep advanced to the title-clash of the Shenzhen Open in China, as the same day saw second seed Petra Kvitova crash out of the event on Friday.

While Halep had an ordinary day in the office, toppling local favorite Saisai Zheng 6-2, 6-3, Kvitova was stunned by eighth-seeded Swiss Timea Bacsinszky 6-4, 6-4 in the last-four stage.

“Timea played really well,” Kvitova reflected on her loss, as quoted by WTA Tennis. “She has a really great backhand. Her forehand has more topspin, which is a little bit different. She served well in the important points too.

“She played really well. She definitely did what she had to do to beat me today.”

In the doubles semifinal, Chen Liang/Yafan Wang overcame Cagla Buyukakcay/Karin Knapp 6-3, 6-2 to enter the finals.




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