Wang stuns Muguruza, sets up Hong Kong Open final vs Yastremska

Open- Women's Singles

Hong Kong Open - Dayana Yastremska defeats Wang Qiang to win first career title

"Luksika played great and made it a real battle out there".

Sixth-seeded Wang Qiang of China was leading Svitolina 6-2 5-2 and serving at 15-30, when their match on Friday was suspended until Saturday. Next week Ukrainian will enter the top 70 world ranking and becomes the third racket of the country.

She'll face Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine in the final.

Wang had earlier needed just 10 minutes to wrap up her victory against world number five and top tournament seed Svitolina, again sealing the 6-2, 6-4 win with an ace.

The Hong Kong quarter-final was a rematch of August's US Open third round contest, which the Ukrainian won in straight sets, but here the tables were turned with Svitolina receiving a tennis masterclass from her opponent.

Fifth-seeded Italian Camila Giorgi won her second career title, beating Russian qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-3, 6-1 in the final in Linz, Austria. "I probably still feel that I'm confident with my game and with my experience and with my level", Muguruza said at the China Open. Not necessarily gives me less confidence.

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Gavrilova, 24, said she was exhausted after two three-set matches in the earlier rounds and said she suffered a painful knee during the pre-game warm-up which required heavy strapping. She became even more dominant in the second, as she completed the match with three aces and a forehand victor. "I even started to cry a little bit". I knew that I would find my game if I can take advantage of my chances. "That's what helped me".

The 18-year-old - who earlier this year became the first player born this millennium to break into the WTA top 100 rankings - appeared overwhelmed after the win, lying on her back in Centre Court to soak up the cheers of the crowd. "I wasn't able to bring my A game today".

"I was dropping the ball too short and not finding the corners, I was getting myself into too much trouble by hitting the ball in the middle of the court really".

"I felt nervous before the first match", said Wang, per the WTA.

The 2016 Wimbledon girls singles finalist fought back from an early setback to win only her second WTA quarter-final earlier today.

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