Maria Sharapova is in action during the third day of the Shenzhen Open.
WTA Staff
January 2, 2018

Play starts at 11 am on all courts

CENTRE COURT

Zarina DIYAS (KAZ) v ZHANG Shuai (CHN) [3]

Not Before 12 noon
Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) v Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) [2]

Not Before 2 pm
Alison RISKE (USA) v Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)

Magda LINETTE (POL) v Timea BABOS (HUN) [8]

COURT 1

Ana BOGDAN (ROU) v Camila GIORGI (ITA)

Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) v [Q] Danka KOVINIC (MNE)

Nicole GIBBS (USA) / Carol ZHAO (CAN) v Raluca OLARU (ROU) / Olga SAVCHUK (UKR) [2]

Barbora KREJCIKOVA (CZE) / Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) [1] v Danka KOVINIC (MNE) / Evgeniya RODINA (RUS)

COURT 2

Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) / Simona HALEP (ROU) v Irina BARA (ROU) / Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU)

Lesley KERKHOVE (NED) / Lidziya MAROZAVA (BLR) v Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS) / Stefanie VOEGELE (SUI)

[WC] KANG Jiaqi (CHN) / ZHANG Shuai (CHN) v Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) / Nicola GEUER (GER)


FAST FACTS

Making her debut appearance in Shenzhen, Maria Sharapova is set to face 2016 runner-up Alison Riske for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Out of six Chinese players in the main draw, two advanced to the second round with victories on Monday: Duan Ying-Ying defeated Evgeniya Rodina to set up a meeting with World No.1 Simona Halep, and wildcard Wang Yafan defeated Italian qualifier Jasmine Paolini to advance into a second round meeting with defending champion Katerina Siniakova.  

Halep and Siniakova are both former champions in Shenzhen, and are looking to join Li Na as two-time winners. Li won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2013 and successfully defended her title in 2014.