Taipei, TWTA 125K Series, Taipei OEC Open, 125 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-4, 2R: Priscilla HON (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-2, QF: Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) 6-4 7-5, SF: Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI) 6-2 6-4, F: Arantxa RUS (NED) ?-?; Benicarlo, Spain, ITF Womens Circuit, V CIRCUITO WTA ASTELLON SPAIN, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Snehadevi S REDDY (IND) 6-1 6-1, 2R: Noelia BOUZO ZANOTTI (ESP) 7-5 6-4, QF: Yvonne CAVALLE-REIMERS (ESP) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3, SF: Ekaterine GORGODZE (GEO) 2-6 7-6(1) 6-3, F: Ines IBBOU (ALG) ?-?; Haifa, Israel, junior ITF, HAP International Junior Tournament, Grade 2, hard, outdoor: 1R, Lenka STARA (SVK) - BYE, 2R: Anna ARKADIANOU (GRE) 1-6 3-6; 1R, Nina STANKOVSKA (SVK) - Ksenia BRICH (BLR) 6-3 6-3, 2R: Selin OVUNC (TUR) 6-1 7-6(6), 3R: Taisya PACHKALEVA (RUS) ?-?.

Taipei, TWTA 125K Series, Taipei OEC Open, 125 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-4, 2R: Priscilla HON (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-2, QF: Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) 6-4 7-5, SF: Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI) 6-2 6-4, F: Arantxa RUS (NED) ?-?; Benicarlo, Spain, ITF Womens Circuit, V CIRCUITO WTA ASTELLON SPAIN, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Snehadevi S REDDY (IND) 6-1 6-1, 2R: Noelia BOUZO ZANOTTI (ESP) 7-5 6-4, QF: Yvonne CAVALLE-REIMERS (ESP) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3, SF: Ekaterine GORGODZE (GEO) 2-6 7-6(1) 6-3, F: Ines IBBOU (ALG) ?-?; Haifa, Israel, junior ITF, HAP International Junior Tournament, Grade 2, hard, outdoor: 1R, Lenka STARA (SVK) - BYE, 2R: Anna ARKADIANOU (GRE) 1-6 3-6; 1R, Nina STANKOVSKA (SVK) - Ksenia BRICH (BLR) 6-3 6-3, 2R: Selin OVUNC (TUR) 6-1 7-6(6), 3R: Taisya PACHKALEVA (RUS) ?-?.

Svitolina stuns Kerber to reach China Open quarter-finals, she lost in the semis

Elina Svitolina from EMPIRE Tennis Academy continued her impressive end to the season by upsetting World No. 1 Angelique Kerber in the third round of the China Open.

Elina Svitolina stayed calm in the face of adversity to secure a surprise 6-3 7-5 win over German world number one Angelique Kerber as the Ukrainian advanced to the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing on Thursday. The 16th-seed saved nine of 10 break points in the opening set, six of them coming in a topsy-turvy ninth game, before unleashing a forehand winner past the stranded Australian and U.S. Open champion to seize the first set after 45 minutes.
Elina Svitolina, who stunned former world number one Serena Williams at the Rio Olympics, rallied from an early loss of serve in the second set to break Kerber twice more on her way to a fourth win against a top-10 opponent in 2016."I was just trying to be really focused on every ball, and of course try to win," Svitolina said in her on-court interview. "I was trying to think about my next step, what I should try to do," Svitolina added. "I tried to make my first serve and concentrated on the next shot, but still I was a little bit shaky!"

The 22-year-old Ukrainian faced then Australian Daria Gavrilova, who beat Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-3, in the last eight. Svitolina won again 7-6(3), 6-1 and she played in the singles semi-finals when she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland 6-7(3), 3-6.

Source: Reuters, wtatennis.com

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Ivan Kopcani, www.empire-tennis-academy.com

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