Wang downs Svi­tolina and Mugu­ruza

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Hong Kong, China - China'a No 1 Wang Qiang staged an out­stand­ing come­back on Satur­day to de­feat for­mer Wim­ble­don cham­pion Gar­bine Mugu­ruza 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 and reach her first Hong Kong Open fi­nal.

The world No 24 had al­ready seen off Elina Svi­tolina 6-2, 6-4 just hours ear­lier in a rain-de­layed quar­ter­fi­nal.

Wang now faces un­her­alded Dayana Yas­trem­ska in Sun­day's fi­nal, af­ter the Ukrainian 18 year old dumped out China's No 2 Zhang Shuai in the ear­lier semi­fi­nal. The 102-ranked Yas­trem­ska pow­ered to a 7-5, 6-4 vic­tory over Zhang to reach her first WTA Tour fi­nal.

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