Some of the favorites have been storming through the draw at this year's China Open, but some haven't.
Swiss No.1 Romina Oprandi upset Ana Ivanovic to reach the second Premier-level quarterfinal of her career.
Carla Suarez Navarro took out No.4 seed Petra Kvitova and Jelena Jankovic en route to the quarterfinals.
Julia Goerges took out No.8 seed Sam Stosur but ended up falling third round to No.9 seed Marion Bartoli.
Julia Goerges' win over World No.9 Sam Stosur was her ninth Top 10 win - three have come against Stosur.
Polona Hercog pulled off a miracle comeback from 5-1 down in the third set against Ekaterina Makarova.
But Maria Sharapova was too powerful in the third round, ending Polona Hercog's China Open run, 60 62.
Victoria Azarenka joined Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals with a 63 63 victory over Elena Vesnina.
The last third round match took place Thursday night, with Peng Shuai going up against countrywoman Li Na.
Fans were torn between their two home stars, but this section of the crowd made their preference clear.
In a nail-biting finish, Li Na rallied from 5-3 down in the third set to edge Peng Shuai, 46 62 76(3).
There has been action off the court the last few days too, including Zhang Shuai visiting the Jetstar booth.
Zheng Saisai also stopped off at the Jetstar booth. Jetstar is the Official Airline Of The WTA, Asia Pacific.
Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones took their doubles winning streak all the way to the USANA booth.
Zheng Jie, China's No.2 player between Li Na and Peng Shuai, took some time out to visit the Rolex suite.