The China Open semifinal field was sealed with Caroline Garcia‘s epic 6-7(5) 7-5 7-6(6) victory over third seed Elina Svitolina in three hours and 21 minutes, ruining the Ukrainian’s chances of grabbing the No.1 ranking with the title in Beijing, while earlier second seed Simona Halep beat Daria Kasatkina in the first quarterfinal on Friday, twelfth seed Petra Kvitova dispatched compatriot Barbora Strycova, and ninth seed Jelena Ostapenko saw off Sorana Cirstea, all in straight sets.
Our photographer Jimmie48 is in Beijing, bringing us all the latest photos from the $6,381,679 Premier Mandatory tournament.
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MORE CHINA OPEN 2017 PHOTOS:
- Thursday: WTA quarterfinal lineup completes in Beijing
- Wednesday: Halep FINALLY beats Sharapova, Kasatkina ends Radwanska’s title defense
- 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