Seeded No.3 at the Tianjin Open, Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska surged into the last 8 of the Tianjin Open after taking out former champion Peng Shuai in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Coming to the Tianjin Open with a lot of confidence, Yastremska come off a runner-up finish in doubles at the China Open in Beijing alongside Jelena Ostapenko.
Prior to that the young gun Yastremska notched her first Top 10 win when she upset Karolina Pliskova en route to the quarterfinals in Wuhan. Displaying amazing aggression during her win over Peng, Yastremska came out all guns blazing, smashing an impressive 32 winners along with 6 aces.
She was only broken once during the match, saving 7 break points and went on to break her opponent 4 times. “I didn’t have a good night’s sleep,” she admitted. “I tried to prepare myself as well as possible.
During the match, I felt a bit tired and a bit sleepy. I tried to get myself moving and be intense. You can’t always play great, so I think it was OK”. “My confidence in my game is pretty good. I’m not thinking about the trophy, but I’m thinking about playing a great match every time.
Of course I’m aiming for the trophy, but I’m trying not to think about it”. Into her fifth quarterfinal of the year, Yastremska will play Veronika Kudermetova for a place in the last 4. Kudermetova got a walkover in her match when No.7 seed Zheng Saisai was forced to retire after just the opening two games of the match.