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China Open: Simona Halep earns first win over Maria Sharapova

China Open: Simona Halep earns first win over Maria Sharapova

The victory was the Romanian's first in eight career matches against Sharapova and helped her avenge a first-round defeat at the U.S. Open.

26, is set to become the 25th world No. 1 in the WTA history and the first Romanian tennis player to achieve the summit.

"It's very emotional, I think it's the first time I cried on court", Halep said on-court after the match.

A straight-sets victory over Jelena Ostapenko in the semi-finals of the China Open means Halep will replace Garbine Muguruza at the top of the WTA rankings on Monday.

She displayed an nearly ideal play in Beijing, where back in 2012 she lost to Sharapova in two sets.

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Yet Halep was able to quickly regain the initiative on this occasion and said: "I didn't think too much that I am again in the same position".

Kyrgios says he wants to show how far he has come and the 19th-ranked Australian did just that as he bustled past Zverev, the world number four from Germany, in an entertaining and high-quality semi-final.

She added: "In the French Open I was a set and 3-0 [up], so here was a little bit different".

The unseeded Garcia defeated Czech 12th seed Petra Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon champion, 6-3, 7-5.

On the other side, Jelena Ostapenko was playing her third consecutive semifinal in Asia trying to reach her first Premier Mandatory final in the process.

"She was hitting the ball consistently, not making a lot of unforced errors, her service percentage was quite high".

The last Premier Mandatory event of the season has turned into a place of retribution Halep who cast out some of her recent demons.


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