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China Open Day 4

China Open Women’s Singles Wednesday Oct 1

R3: 4-Maria Sharapova beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 7-6(3)   

R2: Alize Cornet beat Lauren Davis 6-2 6-1                    

R2: Samantha Stosur beat 6-Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 7-6(9)

R2: 3-Petra Kvitova beat Peng Shuai 6-4 6-2

 

China Open Men’s Singles Second Round Wednesday Oct 1

1-Novak Djokovic beat Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5

8-John Isner beat Tommy Robredo 3-6 7-5 7-6(4)

3-Tomas Berdych vs. Viktor Troicki postponed

5-Grigor Dimitrov vs. Pablo Andujar postponed

Djokovic Keeps Streak, Tops Pospisil; Isner Saves 1MP, Survives Robredo

atpworldtour.com: September 30, 2014 Beijing, China – Novak Djokovic extended his perfect record at the China Open to 21-0 with a straight-sets win over Canadian Vasek Pospisil on Wednesday. Seeking a fifth title in Beijing and to boost his hopes of securing the year-end No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking, the Serb won 6-3, 7-5.

 

The second-round match between eighth seed John Isner and Tommy Robredo was the only other ATP World Tour match played on Wednesday, and the American saved one match point in edging his Spanish opponent 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(4) in two hours and 12 minutes.

 

Isner faced match point serving at 4-5, 30/40 in the third set, and smacked an ace to stay alive and eventually force the third-set tie-break. Isner struck 16 aces in total, putting him over 900 aces for the third straight season and for the fourth time in the past five years. Isner surpassed 900 aces in a season for a third straight year, taking his total to 901 with his second-round comeback win over Tommy Robredo at the China Open.

Sharapova into Quarters; Stosur Upsets Wozniacki; Kvitova Sets Clash with Venus

wtatennis.com: October 1, 2014 Beijing, China - Maria Sharapova survived a second set revival from Carla Suárez Navarro to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open.

 

After a disappointing showing in Wuhan, Sharapova has hit the ground running in Beijing, her last tournament before the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. In her first two matches she dropped just nine games, and for an hour it looked like she was going to make similarly short work of Suárez Navarro.

 

However, having charged through the first set, her opponent finally found a foothold in the match midway through the second. In their last meeting, Suárez Navarro succeeded on pinning Sharapova back en route to a three set win in Montréal. This time, the Russian would not allow herself to be bullied, wrestling back the initiative to eventually triumph, 6-1, 7-6(3).

 

Due to heavy rain in the Chinese capital, Sharapova will not discover the identity of her next opponent until Thursday. Playing for the right to face the No.4 seed will be Svetlana Kuznetsova and Singapore hopeful Angelique Kerber.

 

Playing her first match since winning in Wuhan and qualifying for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, Petra Kvitova just kept on winning, beating new Chinese No.1 Peng Shuai in straight sets to set up a tantalizing third round clash with Venus Williams.

 

Peng jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but the No.3-seeded Kvitova stormed back, winning 12 of the next 16 games - and losing just nine points in her next eight service games - to prevail, 6-4, 6-2.

 

Alizé Cornet has earned a reputation as the WTA's marathon woman, but on Wednesday afternoon she enjoyed a rare drama-free outing. In the opening round, Cornet, who has participated in plenty of epic encounters in 2014, needed three rollercoaster sets to upset No.10 seed Jelena Jankovic and book a meeting with WTA Rising Star Lauren Davis.

 

After pouncing on a couple of short second serves to open up a 2-0 lead, Cornet quickly raced away with the remainder of the set. Davis continued to struggle on serve in the second - she was broken to love twice - as Cornet emphatically closed out a 6-2, 6-1 win. She will need to dig deep in her next match, when she takes on Samantha Stosur, who impressed in knocking out the in-form Caroline Wozniacki, 6-4, 7-6(9).

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