Another great performance by Sara Errani, who beat Andrea Petkovic 3/6 6/3 6/2 in the third round in Beijing. They were two-all in their head to head, prior to this match. Today It was a very tight match: Errani was up 3-2 and serve in the first set, then lost four games in a row to give Petkovic the lead.
In the second set, Petkovic was up 2-1 with a break, but Errani bounced back to send the match to the decider. The Italian player made the difference in key moments and will face either Carla Suarez Navarro or Timea Bacsinszky in the quarter-final.
Petkovic, who had to reach the Beijing semi-finals, doesn"t have a chance to qualify for the WTA Finals anymore. For Errani though, there"s still a chance. To qualify for Singapore, the Italian has to reach at least the final here and then win Linz.
Errani will play Timea Bacsinszky, who beat Carla Suarez Navarro by 7/5 in the 3rd set after 2 hours and 23 mins. Madison Keys was down 6-3 to Agnieszka Radwanska in their match when she had to retire with a right thigh injury.
It was the seventh retirement of the tournament. Amazing performance by Angelique Kerber. The German player beat Caroline Wozniacki by 6/2 6/3. Kerber was up 6-2 5-0, Wozniacki won 3 games in a row but there was nothing to do.
The loss ends Wozniacki’s WTA Finals bid. Also Read Garbine Muguruza"s a win away from Singapore Finals! .