Australian Open women's doubles champion Timea Babos is the top seed remaining at the Taiwan Open.
WTA Staff
February 2, 2018

MATCH POINTS

No.4 seed Timea Babos of Hungary is the only seeded player to advance to the singles semifinals in Taipei City. The Australian Open women's doubles champions have each moved into the semifinals at separate tournaments this week, as Babos' partner in Melbourne, Kristina Mladenovic, has also reached the final four in St. Petersburg as she attempts to defend her title.

Sabine Lisicki is attempting to make her first WTA final since defeating then-World No.42 Karolina Pliskova for the title in Hong Kong in 2014. The 2013 Wimbledon runner-up from Germany is currently ranked outside the Top 200, having suffered through multiple periods of absence due to injury.

Read more: Lisicki stays alive again, rallies into Taipei City semifinals

China's Wang Yafan, who was off the tour for five months last year due to illness, improved her record in WTA quarterfinals to 3-0 with her win over Eugenie Bouchard on Friday. She has yet to advance to a WTA final, after semifinal losses in Guangzhou in 2014 and Nanchang last year.

ORDER OF PLAY

STADIUM (starting at 3 p.m.)

Sabine LISICKI (GER) vs Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR)

Yafan WANG (CHN) vs Timea BABOS (HUN) [4]

after suitable rest

Timea BABOS (HUN) Hao-Ching CHAN (TPE) [1] vs Nao HIBINO (JPN) Oksana KALASHNIKOVA (GEO)

Kai-Chen CHANG (TPE) Chia-Jung CHUANG (TPE) vs Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) Yafan WANG (CHN)

HEAD-TO-HEADS

WANG leads BABOS 2-0
(both in 2015, in the main draw at Hua Hin and the qualifying of the China Open)

LISICKI vs. KOZLOVA: no prior meetings