Wednesday at the 2017 China Open was marked by Simona Halep‘s long-awaited triumph over Maria Sharapova, as the Romanian managed to defeat the Russian for the first time in their eight meetings to reach the Beijing quarterfinals, while later in the day unseeded Daria Kasatkina made the last eight by ousting seed No.11 and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska. We have these two third-round matches covered in photos, as well as second-round victories of third seed Elina Svitolina over Ashleigh Barty, Caroline Garcia over Elise Mertens, and ninth seed Jelena Ostapenko over Sam Stosur.
MORE CHINA OPEN 2017 PHOTOS:
- Tuesday: Sharapova & Halep set up a rematch, Pliskova & Radwanska progress
- Monday: Muguruza retires, Kerber & Stephens eliminated
- Sunday: Radwanska, Svitolina, Pliskova, Wozniacki advance to the second round
- Saturday: Sharapova wins first-round thriller against Sevastova