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Zhang, King advance in China

Vania King (Getty Images)
Vania King (Getty Images)

Guangzhou - Wild-card entry Shuai Zhang of China and American qualifer Vania King have advanced to the semi-finals of Guangzhou Open on Thursday as the three remaining seeded players were eliminated.

King beat eighth-seeded Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5), while Zhang defeated Johanna Konta of Britain 7-5, 6-3.

Also, unseeded Yvonne Meusburger of Austria eliminated second-seeded Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-1 and Zheng Jie beat third-seeded Laura Robson of Britain 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2.

King will face Zheng in the semi-finals, and Zhang will face Meusburger.

Results from the quarter-finals of the Guangzhou Open in China on Thursday (x denotes seedings):
Vania King (USA) bt Monica Puig (PUR x8) 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5)
Zhang Shuai (CHN) bt Johanna Konta (GBR) 7-5, 6-3
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) bt Alize Cornet (FRA x2) 6-4, 6-1
Zheng Jie (CHN) bt Laura Robson (GBR x3) 1-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2

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