Quarter-final matches to kick off on Thursday at the Guangzhou Open

Thursday, 19 September 2019 at 09:20

The first four quarter-final matches will be played on the fourth day at the Guangzhou Open.

In the first match, former world number four Sam Stosur and Nina Stojanovic will meet. Stosur has won 2 games in Guangzhou and is fighting for the place in semifinals. Stojanovic plays great at tournaments in China, winning 10 games out of the last 11. Players played together a week ago in Nanchang, when Stojanovic won 2-0.
4th seeded Shuai Zhang and Viktorija Golubic will meet in the second match. They have a H2H record of 1-1, when Zhang managed to win the match at the US Open 6-2, 6-1 this year.
In the third match Marie Bouzkova, who defeated Elina Svitolina in the second round and Anna Blinkova will meet. Blinkova has already won 7 games in a row when she won the New Haven tournament a week ago. Bouzkova was the breakthrough player of August and continues in great form at the tournament in Guangzhou.
Sofia Kenin became the biggest favorite to win the tournament in Guangzhou after Elina Svitolina dropped out. Paolini managed to qualify in China and won a total of 4 matches in three sets.

Thursday's at the Guangzhou Open:

Stosur S. (Aus) -
Stojanovic N. (Srb) -
Golubic V. (Sui) -
Zhang S. (Chn) -
Bouzkova M. (Cze) -
Blinkova A. (Rus) -
Kenin S. (Usa) -
Paolini J. (Ita) -

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