Printed:Oct 12, 2017 6:38 pm
Maria Sharapova overpowered Poland’s Magda Linette to enter the quarterfinals of the Tianjin Open on Thursday and is concentrating on a first title given that returning from a 15-month doping ban.
The previous environment range a single prevailed 7-5, 6-3 and will make her first quarter-finals look given that Stuttgart in April, where she misplaced to Kristina Mladenovic in the subsequent round.
Sharapova, who was overwhelmed by Simona Halep in the third round of the China Open past week, took a 4-3 direct in the first established prior to Linette strike back again. But Sharapova broke her rival in the 12th activity to just take a 1- direct.
Ranked 15 sites under environment range 71 Linette due to the fact of her absence from the tour, the 30-12 months-old Russian appeared in control in the subsequent established regardless of conceding an early break.
The five-occasions grand slam winner broke back again twice and held on to established up a clash with Swiss qualifier Stefanie Vogele who beat Yulia Putintseva 6-2 6-3.
In the meantime, defending winner Peng Shuai beat compatriot Wang Xiyu 6-2 6-2 when Sara Errani acquired past Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-4 4-6 6-3.