Magda Linette recovered from a nightmare start to knock out No.2 seed Zheng Saisai at the Yinzhou Bank International Women's Tennis Open on Friday.
WTA Staff

NINGBO, China - Magda Linette recovered from a nightmare start to knock out No.2 seed Zheng Saisai at the Yinzhou Bank International Women's Tennis Open on Friday.

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A string of surprise results over the first few days in Ningbo left Zheng as one of just two seeds left heading into the quarterfinals. And despite flying through the opening set against Linette, she too succumbed to the upset bug.

Zheng has been in fine form in recent months, following an encouraging showing at the US Open with quarterfinal runs in Suzhou and Hong Kong, and a semifinal in Tianjin. Her hopes of going even further in Ningbo, though, were dashed when Linette fought back to triumph, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Meeting Linette for a place in the final will be the familiar face of fellow Pole Paula Kania, after she battled past qualifier Wang Yan, 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-5, in a match lasting exactly three hours. 

In the top half of the draw, No.6 seed Wang Qiang continued her serene progress through the draw by brushing aside Zhu Lin, 6-3, 6-1. Her semifinal opponent will be another Chinese player, Duan Ying-Ying, who defeated Ekaterina Bychkova, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.