Sharapova dominates in Beijing but Wozniacki crashes out

Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova advanced in the China Open yesterday, but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
2nd October 2014

article:2nd October 2014

Convincing win: Maria Sharapova won in straight sets against Carla Suarez Navarro.
Convincing win: Maria Sharapova won in straight sets against Carla Suarez Navarro.

Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova advanced in the China Open yesterday, but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

Sharapova got off to a flying start in her match, racing to a 5-0 lead over Carla Suarez Navarro.


The Spaniard was a match for the world No4 in the second, but Sharapova was dominant at the tie-break, finishing the match 6-1, 7-6 (3).

World No3 Kvitova defeated home favourite Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2 in her first match since her victory at the Wuhan Open last Saturday.

Kvitova will now meet 16th seed Venus Williams for a tricky thirdround match.

Peng, who made the semi-finals at the US Open last month, took a 2-0 lead before the Wimbledon champion stormed back, winning 12 of the next 16 games and wrapping up the match in 66 minutes.

Peng had difficulty dealing with her left-handed opponent’s powerful serves.

“Some of the players, they didn’t really get used to left-handers’ serves,” Kvitova said. “So I think that’s my advantage.”

World No8 Wozniacki was hoping for a deep run in Beijing, but crashed out in her first match at the hands of Samantha Stosur. The world No21 Aussie battled in a tense second-set tie break, saving five set points as she wrapped up her 6-4, 7-6 (9) victory.


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